FORMER Knights player Zane Tetevano’s future with the Manly Sea Eagles has been put on ice after he admitted in court on Friday to bashing his former girlfriend on four separate occasions.
Tetevano has pleaded guilty to eight charges in Newcastle Local Court, including two counts of common assault and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He admitted to attacking his then-girlfriend by variously pushing her to the ground, kicking her, punching her, and picking her up by her shirt, holding her against a wall, and throwing her around the bedroom at the Merewether unit they once shared.
Tetevano has agreed to an apprehended violence order which was put in place for two years and was granted a long adjournment before being sentenced in March to allow him to seek psychological assistance.
Magistrate Robert Stone was tole that Tetevano has been seeing a psychologist, but is scheduled for treatment by a second, sports psychologist at the request of Manly Sea Eagles-appointed counsel who will appear for him in March.
The Sea Eagles have issued a statement saying Tetevano has been suspended from all club duties, effective immediately following his appearance in court.
‘‘The player was signed by the Club in good faith, however the details of previous incidents have now been fully disclosed in a court of law,’’ the statement says.
‘‘Tetevano has been training at the Club since the start of November but does not have a registered contract with the NRL.
‘‘His position at the Club will now be reviewed internally before making any further comment.’’
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