Capras player 'lost control' after bouncer knocked mate out
WHAT WE KNOW
- Chanel Seigafo pleaded guilty to two charges and was fined $800 in court
- Three other contracted Capras players were involved
- The CQ Capras RLFC Board conducted their own investigation and administered penalties.
- Masada Iosefa's Capras Playing Contract was terminated effective immediately
- John Filipo, Justin Tavae and Seigafo had 50% of their first three match payments deducted, were suspended from playing in any matches for the Capras until the end of round 4 of the Intrust Super Cup and must serve 30 hours of community service with community groups approved by the Capras.
A CQ Capras player who tried to fight a security guard at the Zodiac Nightclub has been fined $800, with the Rockhampton Magistrate's Court hearing the 20-year-old "lost control" after a bouncer knocked his friend unconscious.
Chanel Seigafo was part of a group of football players who were evicted from the Zodiac around 3.15am on February 21.
One of the men tried to resist being evicted, which led to him being struck and knocked to the ground.
Police prosecutor Senior Sergeant Manon Barwick said Seigafo demanded to know who hit his companion, who was unconscious.
"He went back to the nightclub in an attempt to fight staff," she said.
Police on the scene told Seigafo to stay away, but he brushed past them to try and fight the bouncer.
When he was arrested it took two police officer and a nightclub security guard to get him in the police car as he struggled.
Ms Barwick said once he was in the car he was remorseful and cooperative, and said he lost control.
Seigafo, who has no previous criminal history, pleaded guilty to public nuisance and obstructing police.
No conviction was recorded.
Capras coach Kim Williams and Operations Manager Brendan Bowers speaking at a press conference on February 23: