Wallabies: Kurtley Beale Fined But Free To Continue Playing

ARU Media Release - An independent Code of Conduct Tribunal last night found Qantas Wallaby Kurtley Beale guilty of a serious violation of the ARU Code of Conduct, and handed down a $45,000 fine, for sending an offensive photograph to an ARU employee. The charge related to an image Beale admitted to sending on 9 June 2014. The Tribunal also found evidence did not establish that a second more offensive text and photograph had been sent by Beale. The Tribunal, Chaired by His Honour Judge Mark L Williams SC, found while a serious violation had occurred, mitigating factors were taken into account to determine an appropriate sanction. These include Beale’s contrition; the unpleasant consequences the matter had created for the ARU employee and Beale; and the fact that Beale had already effectively been suspended from recent m
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