The South Sydney Rabbitohs welcome today's dismissal of charges against players Latrell Mitchell and Jack Wighton in the ACT Magistrate's Court regarding charges laid by ACT Police in February 2023.
The charges against both players were dismissed following evidence presented to the Court which confirmed neither player had conducted themselves in a manner pursuant to the charges which were laid.
The Club fully supports the comments of Latrell's solicitor, Tom Taylor from Hugo Law Group, following the dismissal of the charges. At no stage did Jack Wighton engage in violent or aggressive conduct, and there was no need for police to use the level of force that Mr Mitchell endured.
These charges have also weighed heavily on both players over the past eight to nine months. They have shown great courage and resilience in fighting to prove the charges laid were false and unwarranted.