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.
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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.