Sport Rugby League NRL: Wests Tigers player charged over Bondi assault

NRL: Wests Tigers player charged over Bondi assault

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Wests Tigers player Michael Chee Kam was charged over the alleged assault of a rideshare driver. Photo: Getty
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Wests Tigers NRL forward Michael Chee Kam and another man have been charged over the alleged assault of a rideshare driver at Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

The men areaccused of punching the driver repeatedly through his car’s open window on Campbell Parade about 10.30pm on Sunday night.

Police were flagged down and later arrested 26-year-old Chee Kam and an 18-year-old friend who were in a taxi nearby.

They were charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault. The men are expected to appear at Waverley Local Court on February 5.

An NRL spokesman said the integrity unit was aware of the matter but because charges had been laid the organisation wouldn’t comment further.

Wests Tigers has been contacted for comment.

New Zealand-born Chee Kam made his first-grade debut with the Manly Sea Eagles in 2014 before joining the Tigers in 2016.

The Samoan international has played 54 NRL games scoring four tries.

–AAP