Ben Barba to fight to overturn an NRL lifetime ban
March 13, 2019 12:23 pm
Australian rugby league player Ben Barba will fight to overturn an NRL lifetime ban despite being charged by Queensland police yesterday.
Radio NZ reports, the fallen NRL star presented himself to Mackay police and was charged with two counts of a public nuisance over an incident at the Townsville casino in January.
The former Dally M Medalist will appear in Townsville Magistrates Court next Friday.
Barba reportedly will not face domestic violence-related charges because his partner Ainslie Currie has not made a complaint.
Barba was sacked by NRL club North Queensland without playing a game for the club last month over allegations he was violent towards Currie in the incident.
The NRL gave Barba a lifetime ban after viewing CCTV footage of the incident.