Sexual Assault in Football

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If you believed you were innocent, would you accept being stood down, losing your chances of bonuses etc and putting your career on hold while the police investigate?

Not sure I would.
 

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If you believed you were innocent, would you accept being stood down, losing your chances of bonuses etc and putting your career on hold while the police investigate?

Not sure I would.

Not sure you should get the choice. Codes like the NRL have specific policy in place for this reason. If the EPL doesn't then fair enough but there must be something if Everton were able to stand down Siggy.
 

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Not sure you should get the choice. Codes like the NRL have specific policy in place for this reason. If the EPL doesn't then fair enough but there must be something if Everton were able to stand down Siggy.

Every case differs. Looking at the Neymar case it would have been a travisty of justice if he were to be stood down (he was cleared only after releasing damning evidence against his accuser publicly).

Whereas the likes of Mendy & Greenwood had some pretty irrefutable evidence against them and were stood down pretty quickly.

An accusation on its own should not be enough to see a player sidelined for fairly obvious reasons. Clubs and the justice system are not stupid either.
 

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Not aware of the evidence in the Mendy case, but the fact he's been charged means he can be stood down without running the risk of a breach of contract.

Until then, it's probably down to a mutual decision between player and club.
 

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Greenwood was originally arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill. The charges are serious but a significant downgrade on the arrest allegations. He's not accused of rape or sexual assault. The charges of attempted rape and engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour might prove contentious given their history of a relationship. Occasioning actual bodily harm is on the lower end of assault charges. There's some weird stuff with the girl's dad that will be looked into. Depending on how the case goes he's looking at up to 5 years inside or an acquittal. You would think his Premier League and international career is over.
 

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