NRL star Greg Inglis has been placed on a good behaviour bond but escaped conviction after he was caught drink driving and speeding on the way home from a regional NSW rugby league tournament.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs captain had been named skipper of the national team just hours before he was caught driving at 99km/h in an 80km/h zone on the outskirts of Lithgow on October 1, 2018.
Inglis pleaded guilty to drink driving in November and on Monday NSW’s chief magistrate Graeme Henson granted Inglis an 18-month conditional release, noting his loss of the captaincy, driving and playing suspensions, and substantial charity work.
Outside of court, Inglis made a short statement thanking his legal team and expressing his regret.
“Regardless of the outcome it was a very poor decision on my behalf for the incident that happened and I’m very sorry and very remorseful for what it’s been today,” Inglis said.
“I try to be a positive role model in the community and around the club and around Australia itself.
“So it’s just getting back into training now and (being the best) positive role model that I can for the community.”
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