A fortnight after he was charged for assualting his girlfriend, Melbourne centre Greg Inglis has been cleared to play this weekend.
Storm bosses opted to lift the suspension placed on Inglis after a meeting yesterday.
Inglis pleaded not guilty to the charge and will appear in court again in October after the case was adjourned.
His lawyer cast doubt on the allegations made by his former girlfriend Sally Robinson, after it emerged that Inglis may have been trying to prevent Ms Robinson from harming herself.
“Since this extremely sensitive situation first came to our attention, our main concern has always been the health, safety and wellbeing of all parties involved,” said Storm Chief Executive Brian Waldron.
While public interest in the matter is unavoidable, the strong advice we have received remains that all parties involved require a level of privacy, as they independently deal with what is a difficult and now public situation.”
“Given all the information we have received at this stage, we believe in fairness, and in the best interests of Greg Inglis’ wellbeing that he resumes his playing responsibilities.
“I have spoken to NRL CEO David Gallop and he has accepted the decision.
“We have demonstrated transparency regarding this matter from the outset and have continually declared our determination to allow the current judicial process to run its course.
“In no way do we expect this decision by the board to influence or interfere with the current judicial proceedings relating to the matter.
“As this matter remains before the courts we will not be making any further comment relating to that matter.”