BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Dylan Walker of the Sea Eagles reacts to an umpiring decision during the round ten NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on May 12, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

Manly centre Dylan Walker has been given the all-clear to play after being acquitted of assault charges late last week.

The 24-year-old had been unable to play under the NRL’s new ‘no fault stand down’ rule after being charged with assaulting his fiancee last year.

He is yet to play this season.

In a media release, NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said the ‘no fault stand down’ rule had worked effectively.

“We always said that we make no judgement on the guilt or innocence of any player stood down under this rule,” Greenberg said.

“That is a matter for the courts and, in this case, Dylan has been acquitted of the charges and is free to return to the game.”

The Sea Eagles will face the Sharks on Sunday.

21 COMMENTS

  1. I would dearly love to know how a person who lays a gentle hand on a Policeman and fronts the court system is charged with assault yet 7 witnesses seen a Manly footballer who looked exactly like Walker pull a woman’s hair and dragged her to the ground whilst carrying a baby and gets off scott free.

    However the rules now in place by the NRL stands a player down from serious crime until the matter is dealt with in a court. Now that the matter has been decided then Walker is now 100% entitled to play this weekend. Everybody knows his lying lady saved his career, For that reason alone at least Walker got some sort of punishment for what we all know happened according to the honest witnesses.πŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘ That’s why this is a great rule in standing serious offences down until the court system deals with it. Even though in this case the court system failed to stop a woman basher from reoffending. 🎱🎱🎱🎱

      • No I’m not cranky Bozo. I’m just stating that the judge overruled 7 honest eye witnesses and made his own decision which is a total joke. Then like I said afterwards according to the NRL rules of 2019 he now is entitled to play.πŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘ But it doesn’t mean the grub is innocent. He just some how happened to get away with the crime.🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱

        • P.S, if ZT shows my previous post, which was not offensive in any way, and as per another I made on a previous Walker article, then the above post to ZT may make some sense.

        • Sorry, but you were in the courtroom though obviously.
          You know a lot about the case. Or wait were You the lead detective????
          Or maybe just maybe your reading what the newspapers want you to read!!!!!
          I in no way condone any violence against women, but this isn’t an nrl judge this is a state judge on a serious matter. They aren’t influenced by him being an nrl player.
          We all know if he was a roosters player you would be saying what I’m saying.
          Also I know for a fact Dylan has undertook councilling so Maybe he is rehabilitated as you say.
          I know you like to carry on the fool on here but surely you know just because it’s written in a newspaper and posted on Facebook it doesn’t make it true….

        • Firstly in reply to Bob Bozo Fulton if you happen to watch the TV News it was plastered over channel 24, SBS, 10, 9, 7 and 2. They have eye witness correspondence with the court proceedings and the evidence presented. 99% of the time the NEWS is accurate.

          I know they were honest people ManWar69er/pnz0 because 3hats and shadow were sitting in the crowd inside the court eating scallops and none of them were wearing soufffffffffffffffs colours. So they new they were fairdinkumπŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€“

        • Bob, I’m not offended by your comments, but if ZT shows my original post I think you’d have a very different response.
          ZT, can you display what I posted please?

        • Eels,
          No I doubt I’d have a different response because simply a judge, a real proper judge has found him not guilty. There were never 7 witnesses as chook is saying. Like I said I don’t condone any type of violence towards women, but through the whole saga walker just copped his punishment never complained about nrl, just went to training went to councilling and let the judicial system run its course, I certainly can’t same the same for de Belin though

    • If he was found guilty, no doubt the Roosters would have signed him to go with convicted wife basher Tetevano, or your recently departed indecent assault merchant Blake Ferguson. Don’t lecture other clubs when you lie down with dogs

      • Mark obviously you know nothing. If he was found guilty none would have been able to sign the grub.πŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘πŸŽ±. Players in the past had different criteria to participate in and sit out a large suspension. If they proved that they were rehabilitated then the NRL would allow then back into the comp for first time offenders. soufffffffffffs 2014 grand final woman belter Kirisome Auva’a should not have played in the grand final and was later the next season suspended for 20 premiership games and had to complete rehab. This system of standing them down is fair and it makes players think twice about putting themselves and the game into a shocking situation. πŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±

  2. The court case went ahead because Police did not drop the charge even after the girlfriend rescinded her complaint. So IMO woodsook is right, it seems strange the accounts of 7 eyewitnesses were cast aside. Find it hard to believe they were all in collusion and lied. The Police didn’t think so.

    • Mr Daffy, your intelligence is worthy of being acknowledged and I support your view entirely. Well said.

      However if my beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs chase this unruly despicable ex-Souths player as a replacement for Greg Inglis. I will relinquish and abandon my membership, recanting my love for this club entirely forever more.

    • You all realise it was 3 witnesses, and I’ve heard numerous reports none were even remotely credtible.
      And I’m not saying those reports are correct I’m saying it’s all just media that everyone on this site is going off

      • And you were there 🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑 ya BOZO, mate take your one eyed 🧐 glass off and eccept the fact, she threw yerself to the ground and while holding the baby dragged her shoulder and arm along the footpath until the grazes appeared.

        Is that what your saying Bobby, or is this what your saying…… that Manly need as many players back as we can get and the lady hitter will be rushed into help us out immediately, so her income will start flowing and while he trains at Brookvale every day she can go spend the bickies at the Plaza.πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ‘ Ok Bob Fulton I see your point of view. πŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘

        • Just accept it chookie and stop being a vigilante and trying to alter history with your so called BS facts. Walker has had his day in court and was proven INNOCENT so let it go mate. Let it go. Its ok to be wrong sometimes- although in your case its all the time.

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