De Belin to remain stood down after trial discharged

The National Rugby League today confirmed St George Illawarra Dragons player Jack de Belin will remain subject to a No-Fault Stand Down after the jury in his criminal trial was discharged after being unable to reach a verdict.

NRL Chief Executive Andrew Abdo said the No-Fault Stand Down continues to apply while a player is charged with a serious offence that carries a maximum sentence of 11 years or more.

“The No-Fault Stand Down rule is not about forming a view on the guilt or innocence of an individual, it is about protecting the values and reputation of the game while a serious criminal process is underway.

“Mr de Belin will remain subject to the no-fault stand down rule until his criminal proceedings have been determined by the Court.”

The NRL will continue to monitor the outcome of Mr de Belin’s criminal proceedings.

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