IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | CONTACT
Parramatta Eels star Jarryd Hayne has today sensationally quit free society today to chase his lifelong dream of playing touch football in the yard at Long Bay Goal.
Moments ago a NSW judge sentenced the Parramatta Eels great to a maximum of five years and nine months behind bars.
His new contract with the NSW prison system carries a non-parole period of three years and eight months.
This is not the first lifelong dream Hayne has announced, in 2015 he made the switch from one of the NRL’s top players to a rookie in the NFL season with the San Francisco 49ers.
It was during his time in California that a pattern began to emerge regarding his off-field treatment of women, with one high-profile civil case being settled out of court after he fled back to Australia.
He then announced a lifelong dream of playing rugby union for Fiji in the Olympics, but was again unable to make the cut – he then signed with the Gold Coast Titans for a year on big money – before eventually returning to his original club Parramatta, where
However, today, Hayne throws away his decorated sporting legacy and begins a new chapter in a high-security prison. He will be eligible for release on January 5, 2025.
The news all but confirms that even the most prized athletes in Australian sport face the level of accountability that not even the alleged rapists in the Federal Cabinet are held to.
MORE TO COME.