Brisbane Broncos fullback, Reece Walsh, is currently facing the NRL judiciary as he seeks to overturn his contrary conduct charge. Walsh has been accused of directing offensive comments toward referee Chris Butler during the Broncos‘ recent loss to the Titans and has been found guilty of contrary conduct.
The judiciary is now deliberating in relation to the suspension that is to be handed down.
Walsh vehemently denies it and claims that his remarks were aimed at his teammate, Patrick Carrigan.
The panel had been deliberating for over 60 minutes… the Broncos have missed their flight back to Brisbane tonight as a result and will instead fly out on Wednesday morning.
The hearing, which began on Tuesday night, involved lengthy testimonies from both sides, with the judiciary still deliberating on their decision. If found guilty, Walsh could face a suspension of 2-4 games, including missing State of Origin III. Last year, Brandon Smith received a three-game ban for similar misconduct.