Former Rugby League icon and current commentator Matt Johns is bitterly disappointed that 7 year old allegations of sexual misconduct during his time at Cronulla have been brought up again – with reports suggesting the female at the centre of allegations will go to air on the ABC’s Four Corners progam.
Back in the 2002 NRL season a few Cronulla players were interviewed for sexual assault and quickly cleared by local police while in New Zealand for a pre-season trial match – reported the Channel 9 Network last week.
Apparently the women at the centre of allegations will soon speak publically on the ABC’s Four Corners show.
Allegations from the woman suggest group sex was engaged in with the Cronulla players in New Zealand, actions that she says caused her future psychological damage.
Frustrated the story had been raised again; Johns commented “It was 7 years ago and caused pain to my wife and family,” the commentator said on 9.
“It pains me that they have to go through it again.” confirmed Johns.
Johns,Â who remains under contract to the 9 Network – will be on air again tonight, on the NRL Footy Show.
The allegations first surfaced in early 2002 coming from an employee at the Racecourse Hotel in Riccarton, the base camp for the Cronulla side for their stay in NZ.
The allegations arising after the women initially began socialising with the Sharks players, then according to her – continuing to remain with them longer into the evening.
All 30 players and 12 officials in the Cronulla travel party where spoken with and statements were taken, however the investigating New Zealand police never laid any charges and the matter was left there.