Jump to content


Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 400 - OUT NOW!
84 pages, 38 years of history from Open Rugby to the present day.
Click here for the digital edition to read online via smartphone, tablet and desktop devices including iPhone, iPad, Android & Kindle HD.
Click here to order a copy for delivery by post. Annual subscriptions also available worldwide.
Find out what's inside Issue 400
/ View a Gallery of all 400 covers / WH Smith Branches stocking Issue 400
Read Jamie Jones-Buchanan's Top 5 RLW Interviews including Marwan Koukash, Lee Briers, Gareth Thomas, Steve Ganson & Matt King OBE


League Express

Podcast

Photo
- - - - -

A not so merry Christmas for Richard Owen


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 flyingking

flyingking
  • Coach
  • 696 posts

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

http://www.guardian....ather-christmas


The Castleford full-back Richard Owen has made a public apology for the actions which landed him with a 12-month suspended prison sentence.

Owen was also ordered to undertake 200 hours of community service after punching a man dressed as Father Christmas in a brawl, leaving him unconscious and with a broken jaw.

The incident took place in Pontefract in the early hours of Christmas Day last year. The 22-year-old was sentenced at Leeds crown court last month after pleading guilty to affray and causing actual bodily harm.

Owen has since been the subject of internal disciplinary action from the Tigers.

In a statement to supporters, Owen said: "After enduring a year out from playing with my career-threatening leg injury, I went into a dark period of my life.

"I let my family, club and all its wonderful supporters down. I am not proud of what happened and offer no excuses but just want you all to know how deeply sorry I am to each and every one of you.

"This is now the biggest test of my life and I will prove to you all how grateful I am for giving me this chance.

"Together we will strive to take Cas into the top bracket once again and my actions will hopefully see me remembered as a player for things done on the field and not off of it."

Owen missed most of the 2011 season with a broken leg.

The Tigers chief executive Steve Ferres said: "While the specific nature of the disciplinary panel's decision must remain confidential, the penalty imposed by the panel reflected how seriously this matter was treated and was consistent with its previous decisions.

"Richie has apologised for his actions and Castleford Tigers will support him whole-heartedly in his attempts to re-engage with the local community off the pitch and to show the fans the talent that we all know he has on it."

www.twitter.com/flyingking2

#2 JohnM

JohnM
  • Coach
  • 19,673 posts

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

and an even less Merry Christmas for his victim.

#3 Griff

Griff
  • Coach
  • 7,487 posts

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

Old news ...........
"We'll sell you a seat .... but you'll only need the edge of it!"

#4 HKR AWAY DAYS

HKR AWAY DAYS
  • Coach
  • 1,374 posts

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

It is old news to be honest.

He's been punished according to the law of the land so now is the time to let him get on with his career.

Moving on...

#5 Old Frightful

Old Frightful
  • Coach
  • 12,663 posts

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

He's been punished according to the law of the land

Did he not get any presents?

          NO BUTS IT'S GOT TO BE BUTTER......                                 Z1N2MybzplQR6XBrwB9egniMH8xqYQ5s.jpg                                                                                                                     





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users