Just hours after announcing his retirement from the NRL, Sam Burgess was charged with intimidation following an alleged domestic dispute on October 19.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, police were called to the property of Burgess' father-in-law Mitchell Hooke after Burgess allegedly intimidated the 63-year-old.
Burgess was reportedly visiting his children at Hookes' home before he was asked to leave the property, with police filing a temporary apprehended violence order against the former Rabbitoh.
“About 4pm on Saturday 19 October 2019, police were called to an address at Glenquarry, east of Bowral, in relation to a domestic dispute,” a NSW police statement read.
“Police from The Hume Police District attended and an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order was applied for on behalf of a 63-year-old man.
“Following further inquiries, on Wednesday 30 October 2019, a 30-year-old man was charged with the offence of Intimidation (DV related).
“It’s alleged the man intimidated the older man during the incident."
“The 30-year-old is expected to appear at Moss Vale Local Court on Wednesday 18 December 2019.”
Burgess was served a court attendance notice for intimidation on Wednesday and is expected to face the Moss Vale Local Court on December 18.