NRL expected to have final say after Raiders’ board hands Wighton six-week ban

SIDELINED: Jack Wighton was handed a six-game suspension by the Canberra Raiders' board, two of which he's already missed. Photo: NRL PHOTOS
SIDELINED: Jack Wighton was handed a six-game suspension by the Canberra Raiders' board, two of which he's already missed. Photo: NRL PHOTOS

The Canberra Raiders’ board have handed Orange product Jack Wighton a six-game suspension following his most recent appearance in court, two of which have already been served, however the NRL is expected to have the final say on whether that punishment is suitable this week.

The 25-year-old won’t be sentenced in court until November 14 after pleading guilty to charges of assault and public urination over an incident in February, the Raiders’ board met late last week and handed down their ruling.

In making the decision the board took into account Wighton’s health and well-being, his rehabilitation program, his upcoming community work, his future court sentencing and his reported moves to engage with the victims of his offence, agreeing to Restorative Justice, which would allow him an opportunity to repair the harm done.

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