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Brisbane Bronco James Roberts allegedly manhandled a woman in a Gold Coast nightclub

This isn’t the first time the Broncos’ centre has been in hot water…

By Ellie McDonald
Just six months after he was accused of abusing a female staff member at Brisbane’s Normanby Hotel, James Roberts has reportedly assaulted a woman at Love Nightlife at Broadbeach in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Club officials are investigating claims the Broncos’ centre pulled a woman’s hair so hard that it left her with a sore neck.
"He came up from behind me and pulled my hair quite hard and yanked my head back,” said the woman, who did not want to be named, as reported by The Courier Mail.
“It was pretty forceful and quite a shock as I was just standing there and hadn’t even seen him or spoken to him.”
“I had a sore neck all day yesterday. After it happened, he just walked off straight away.”
“Two guys with me knew who he was and went after him… security found him and kicked him out.”
“It’s pretty strange and upsetting and something you don’t expect to happen.”
For this, he was fined $20,000 by the Broncos and made to undertake community service as well as counselling.
Roberts then checked into a Thai rehabilitation centre for alcohol problems.
More on this developing story to come...

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