Troubled NRL star George Burgess pictured ‘back on the pitch’ after stint in rehab
The troubled NRL player’s mother, George Burgess, has shared photos of him ‘back on the pitch’ and spending time with his family after apparently completing his time in rehab.
In a series of photographs, Mr Burgess, 30, looks fit and healthy as he plays.
He was also photographed socializing with members of his family.
Mr Burgess was accused of sexually touching a woman at his Sydney home in March.
St George’s accessory allegedly “sexually touched the woman’s buttocks without her consent” between 10:20 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Mr Burgess pleaded not guilty and his lawyer had previously told the court there was a ‘significant dispute’ over what happened.
Mr Burgess will face a one-day hearing on February 22 next year.
“St George Illawarra Dragons have been made aware of a matter involving one of their players by the NRL Integrity Unit,” the Dragons said in a statement on March 21.
Although the NRL has a ‘no-fault removal policy’, it has confirmed that Burgess will not be removed.
The charge of sexual touching carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison if convicted.
After playing just four games for the Dragons this season, it was revealed in July that Mr Burgess had checked himself into rehab due to gambling problems and depression.
It is believed that he entered the facility at the end of June.
But now it looks like he’s finished his time in rehab.