Sexual assault charges against NRL player Jack de Belin dropped

NRL player Jack de Belin has had sexual assault charges dropped with prosecutors opting against a third trial.

De Belin, 30, and Sinclair, 24, pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulted a woman in a unit in North Wollongong in December 2018.

The pair was accused of forcing the woman to have sex with them after meeting in a nightclub, but the men maintained it was consensual.


They were found not guilty of one charge earlier this month but the jury could not reach a verdict on the other charges.

The matter was due to return to court tomorrow but it’s understood de Belin was informed of the decision earlier today.

The Dragons star has been out of the game for more than two years under the NRL’s no-fault standdown policy.

He failed in a bid to have that overturned in the Federal Court.

Newscorp reported earlier this month that de Belin had signed a contract extension with the Dragons worth $3 million that would keep him at the club until the end of 2024.

It’s not clear when he may return to the field.

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De Bellin may not be the classiest guy, but he has not committed a criminal offence. It’s good to hear that after being acquitted and then other charges dropped he can get back to work.. let’s move along..

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