The Melbourne Storm have this morning confirmed that high profile NRL five-eighth Greg Inglis was involved in an altercation outside the Normanby Hotel while in Brisbane on Sunday night. Apprently trying to play the role of a peacemaker, Inglis was struck and received minor injuries during the scuffle.
Since the incident Inglis has received medical treatment and it has been confirmed he has sustained no serious injuries. As a result he is expected back at training tomorrow.
The club has reviewed the incident with all relevant parties, including staff from the Normanby Hotel and the Queensland police.
Whilst it is clear Inglis attempted to play the role of peacemaker in the incident, the fact he was there has angered Storm CEO Brian Waldron.
The Melbourne Storm who usually run a tight ship in terms of player control, expressed their disappointment through CEO Brian Waldron that Greg has been involved in an incident like this.
“We continue to remind all of our players to act in a socially responsible manner and to refrain from placing themselves in potential high risk situations.”
“It is clear in this situation Greg has acted irresponsibly and outside the boundaries of what is expected from anyone associated with the Melbourne Storm.”
CCTV footage of the incident, which is in the hands of Queensland police, clearly shows Greg was not the instigator. However, he put himself in a situation he shouldnÂ’t have been in and that is why we are so disappointed.Â”
Police have confirmed no charges will be laid against Inglis, and reports of serious injuries to anyone involved in the incident are false.