BY A.J NASH
Channel Nine’s Danny Weidler has reported Manly-Warringah centre Dylan Walker has been charged with the assault of his fiancée after an incident at Walker’s home in Dee Why on Thursday afternoon.
Walker has been charged with common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
His partner, 24, suffered minor cuts to her shoulder, leg and feet.
Weidler’s colleague at Nine, Tiffiny Genders tweeted on Friday morning: “Several of Dylan #Walker’s neighbours witnessed the alleged assault of his fiancée outside their Dee Why home. They’ve told @9NewsSyd the Manly NRL player allegedly forced her to the ground while she was holding their baby. Walker’s been charged with domestic violence offences.”
It comes on the back of the NRL’s ‘Doing Nothing Does Harm’ campaign which “aims to motivate people to do something when they see or hear disrespect towards women”.
The81stMinute.com’s editor and Steele Sports lead caller Curtis Woodward says Walker should be kicked out of the game.
“First, he needs to be found guilty,” Woodward said.
“But this is disgraceful. The NRL Integrity Unit should suspend him and if he’s found guilty, kick him out of the game.
“The NRL have allowed others in the past to return to the game as part of their rehabilitation but enough is enough.”
It will be interesting to see how tough the NRL is on Walker considering his past.