Sacked NRL player released from New York prison after father pays $69K bond

Troubled NRL player Matthew Lodge has been released on bail in New York following his violent rampage in the city last Friday.

The 20-year-old was released from Rikers Island correctional facility on Tuesday, after his father allegedly paid a $US50,000 ($69,015) bond.

Lodge was originally charged with intimidation and assault after he allegedly followed two women home and told them ‘this is the night that you die’ before assaulting a man who came to the women’s aid and damaging an apartment.


New reports have suggested that the former West Tigers Forward’s charges have since been upgraded to first and second degree burglary, charges that carry a maximum of 25 years in jail.

He is due to appear in the New York Criminal Court on Wednesday.