Kennedy?s sentence suspended



BROTHERS' chairman Jack Kennedy was last night found guilty of bringing rugby league into disrepute.

Mr Kennedy was unable to comment but his daughter, Susan Kennedy, said the QRL Central Division board had handed down a 12-month suspension.

But she said the QRL had suspended the penalty until December, meaning he will face no action unless he reoffends.

They had also offered Mr Kennedy an olive branch by suggesting he and the QRL undergo mediation to sort out their differences.

Mr Kennedy was charged after publicly denouncing the drunken antics of three Central Comets players at a Brothers game in March.

Ms Kennedy said it was unlikely he would appeal.

"Dad is extremely disappointed but this will not stop him continuing the good work he does in rugby league,''' she said.

She also criticised the board's handling of the situation.

"If Dad was 'wrong' in what he did, then what was he supposed to do? Turn a blind eye? Obviously the QRL don't think there was anything wrong with the Comets' behaviour.''

Board chairman Bert Borland confirmed Mr Kennedy had been found guilty but declined to comment further.



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