Tyrone Phillips charged


#1

Phillips charged with mid range drink driving and referred to integrity unit


#2

The spiral begins, I hope he changes his mindset for his own sake.


#3

… get’s fined/loses license, no biggy …
unless car was stolen full of naked women
and parked in club foyer. :upside_down_face:


#4

Hmmmm, unfortunately Puss these players don’t have the nous to deal with issue on issue.


#5

I think this says more about our problems at the club than anything else

anyone would have thought the May video was a wake up call at the club and senior management would have spoken at length to the larger squad about what is expected of them


#6

Tyrone Phillips has resigned from the Panthers effective immediately.


#7

Do we still have to give him cuddles and make sure he is ok?


#8

Only if you feel it’s necessary Kev. :wink:


#9

OK, I know footy players are supposed to be role models and a line needs to be drawn in the sand. However I remain to be convinced that drink driving is so heinous a crime that players are punished twice; once by the courts and again by their employer (I know Phillips “resigned” but I wonder if this is strictly true). Take this to it’s logical extreme and drink driving would be a fireable offence for anybody, regardless of their occupation.


#10

not sure what industry you are or have been in but almost without exception all areas i know if you lost your licence through this you would be unemployed let alone if you were in company time/company vehicle
it may be harsh from an observer point of view but i wonder what you would do if he was your employee and did this…especially after warning him/her against any action which may result in sacking/resigning


#11

Couple of points steamboat.
Surely the vast majority of employments would not be affected by a drink driving charge; some examples -shop assistants, factory floor workers, office workers, need I go on.
The second point is that it could be perceived by many (certainly me) that the double punishment is overkill - and I know that part of the players agreement requires them to be “spotless”. Certain behaviour is obviously totally unacceptable but personally I think the courts should handle drink driving.
But, each to their own.


#12

Just to be clear the drink driving offence wasn’t the only thing that Tyrone Phillips was in trouble for. He also was allegedly involved in one of the “Pre-Season Tapes” as well.

I think this plus the drink driving issue lead to his eventual resignation to the club.


#13

Steve, I was being sarcastic BTW, I’m sure you knew that. Although I agree with AR if it was a first offence or out of the public domain (I doubt I would get the flick if the same issue arose, won’t happen to smart) I also agree that when you have a ‘public’ persona, there are different standards expected. The fact he has been involved in 2 incidents, 1 a disregard for human compassion (unknowingly being involved in videoing someone while being the “centrepiece” speaks volumes) the second a disregard for the public and the law says to me this boy needs to take some time out. I hope it doesn’t ruin him personally but sometimes reality checks are the greatest lesson in life. Just my 2 bobs, good luck to him but happy to have him out of our family.


#14

I know mate. But you’ll get the occasional person coming through here and not understand the context.