It’s Flea time - Rising Star Cody Weightman

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Virgin Dog

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Why did this end up in court? I thought you just pay the fine and move on with life.
Also why the charity donation at the end? Like fair play if he wishes to do so, but a red light is a pretty standard offence. I ran one a couple years back and copped a few demerits and $300 fine, and that was it. No court, no donations, nothing but a letter in the mail.
 

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Sharkey66

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So, a fine, a good behaviour bond, and a charity donation. Is this normal? Plus the magistrate implying Cody was trying to dodge it because he didn’t remember something that happened momentarily ten months ago. London to a brick the magistrate is an Essendon supporter.
I assume Cody is on p plates so would only have 5 demerit points to play with. I think a red light offence is at least 3 points so he may have been trying to fight it for that reason
 

Virgin Dog

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I assume Cody is on p plates so would only have 5 demerit points to play with. I think a red light offence is at least 3 points so he may have been trying to fight it for that reason
Article says he pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity. It's just weird that something so minor ended up in court
 

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Possibly his best game last night for the club, he’s a bloody gun - true heart & soul too. Still very up or down in that it’s either usually a bag or quiet but once he starts padding out those quieter games he’ll be looking at some big hauls for the season IMO. Possibly our most likely after Naughty for a 50 goal year going forward (unless Bruce finds his best again)
 

doggiesin08

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Genuinely think that in a couple of years, he’ll be up there with the most dominant small forwards in the competition.
He’s basically there already for mine. Look at the number of smalls with more goals than him this year and it’s not many. Brings elite pressure too.
 

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Geez not great news with Cody - either 3 months if they put him in for surgery or he just plays on with it but it’ll give him trouble and limited movement. I’m assuming also comes with the risk of further injury playing on with it? Especially the way he plays - and also assuming he’ll still need surgery at the end of the season which ruins his preseason (for the 2nd year in a row) going to be an interesting decision - especially if our season fizzles out
 

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The Inbetweener

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Geez not great news with Cody - either 3 months if they put him in for surgery or he just plays on with it but it’ll give him trouble and limited movement. I’m assuming also comes with the risk of further injury playing on with it? Especially the way he plays - and also assuming he’ll still need surgery at the end of the season which ruins his preseason (for the 2nd year in a row) going to be an interesting decision - especially if our season fizzles out
Where is that reported?
 

Golden_6

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Geez not great news with Cody - either 3 months if they put him in for surgery or he just plays on with it but it’ll give him trouble and limited movement. I’m assuming also comes with the risk of further injury playing on with it? Especially the way he plays - and also assuming he’ll still need surgery at the end of the season which ruins his preseason (for the 2nd year in a row) going to be an interesting decision - especially if our season fizzles out
If he gets surgery at the end of the season it won’t affect his pre-season much at all. If it’s a three month recovery time he might not be in full contact training until the new year but I imagine he’d be right to run at day one of training.

Unless there’s a high chance of worsening the injury, I imagine he’s just going to try and play through it and reassess how it’s feeling in a few weeks.
 

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