The NRL has apologised to the Cronulla Sharks for wrongfully issuing them a concussion breach notice over forward Chris Heighington, admitting in hindsight he always looks a bit concussed.
The club was initially slapped with a $100,000 fine after the NRL reviewed footage of the Sharks match against the Dragons on the weekend and noticed Heighington struggling to get his bearings on the field and at one point playing the ball the wrong way.
The club was quick to deny any wrongdoing.
“Chris always plays like that, head knocks have nothing to do with it,” Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan told the media.
“As for the lack of focus in the eyes the NRL was talking about, well, the man does drink a shot of bleach before each match – you’re better off asking Chris directly about that one.”
The Fault Report attempted to contact Heighington directly for comment but he has no idea where his phone is so he wasn’t able to respond.
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