MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17: Jarryd Hayne of the Eels looks dejected after a fumble during the round 23 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels at AAMI Park on August 17, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Disgraced former Parramatta Eels star Jarryd Hayne’s lawyer says he intends to plead not guilty after facing court on Monday, as reported by NRL.com. 

Hayne fronted Burwood Local Court on charges of aggravated sexual assault inflicting bodily harm, with his case now adjourned to February 13.

Hayne’s lawyer Richard Pontello said the player maintained his innocence and as such will be pleading not guilty to all charges.

The former Eels star is out of contract and is now on strict bail conditions, which include surrendering his passport, staying away from the complainant, and checking into Ryde Police Station every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

He will be excused from appearing at the court when it next assembles.

The incident dates back to September 30, when it is alleged that a woman suffered injuries during a sexual encounter with Hayne in the Hunter Valley.

4 COMMENTS

  1. kind of unfortunate with the image they have posted above, one could possible infer that that is evidence of misbehaviour 🤔

  2. I know people say that you are innocent until proven guilty but in reality a person is guilty until proven innocent.

    Kenny-Dowall comes to mind where every body accused him as guilty but he proved his innocence. And the human lady who was accused of killing her baby at The Rock was instantly accused by half of Australia’s population of being guilty and did time in the big house until she finally proved her innocence. 💪🎱👍

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