Edwards stood down by Eels over common assault plea

By Tom Webber 27 February 2017 205
Edwards stood down by Eels over common assault plea

Kenny Edwards has been "stood down indefinitely" by the Parramatta Eels after pleading guilty to common assault.

Edwards was charged with domestic violence last December and admitted to "splashing liquid on his former partner" according to a Parramatta statement, but was not convicted.

The club announced it would discuss the next steps in the 27-year-old's career with the NRL Integrity Unit.

A statement from Parramatta chief executive officer Bernie Gurr said: "Following today's [Monday's] guilty plea, Kenny Edwards has been stood down indefinitely from all duties with the Parramatta National Rugby League Club Pty Limited.

"In the interests of clarity, Kenny has pleaded guilty to splashing liquid on his former partner.

"Our club has repeatedly stated that we will respect the legal process relating to Kenny's charges. Now that this stage of the legal process has been completed, the club will have immediate discussions with the NRL Integrity Unit on the next steps required.

"The club will continue to provide welfare services to Kenny and his family through this difficult period."

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