The NRL has hit Melbourne forward Tui Kamikamica with a breach notice over an alleged incident outside a Brisbane pub in November.
The breach notice proposes a nine-game suspension and a $10,000 for the prop.
Kamikamica was charged by Queensland police with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but that charge was dismissed in court on April 27.
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The NRL, however, are imposing their own penalty after viewing CCTV footage of the incident.
“(It) showed Kamikamica in a physical altercation with a female member of the public,” an NRL statement said.
“Any form of violence against women will not be tolerated by the NRL.”
The nine-game suspension means, when backdated, Kamikamica will be available for selection next week ahead of Magic Round, having missed the opening nine games of the season.
Half the $10,000 fine will be suspended.
He has five days to respond to the breach notice.
Kamikamica later released a statement through his club.
“Late last year while out with my family and friends, I was involved in an altercation and acted in an unacceptable way,” he said.
“I would like to publicly apologise for my behaviour.
“I am grateful today the charges against me have been withdrawn, but importantly, I want to reiterate that I am completely opposed to violence and in particular any form of violence towards women.”
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