Melbourne Storm fired NRL player Tui Kamikamica after being accused by Queensland Police of alleged involvement of a woman in Brisbane and the incident is being investigated by the NRL’s integrity unit.
Storm was notified of the charges on Thursday
The club said it fired Kamikamica because of the seriousness of the allegations.
Kamikamica played 22 games for Storm in the 2021 NRL season.
On Friday afternoon, Storm released a statement confirming the club’s decision.
“Melbourne Storm fired Tui Kamikamica today after Queensland police charged her with an alleged incident involving a woman outside her Brisbane hotel,” the statement said.
“[The] Storm was notified of the charges Thursday afternoon and promptly notified NRL integrity.
“Due to the seriousness of the allegations, the club has decided to leave Kamikamica, awaiting his defense in response to the allegations. [outcome of the] The NRL integrity unit investigation and the club are finalizing a formal, face-to-face meeting with Kamikamica, who is out of state.
“This will happen next week.
“[The] Storm firmly believes that there is no place for violence against women in the game or in society under any circumstances.
“The club will not comment further until Kamikamica’s defense is notified and further investigation is done.”
Fijian-born Kamikamica played 22 games for Storm in the 2021 NRL season, including a preliminary final defeat against Penrith at Lang Park in Brisbane in September.
Propeller has made 55 appearances for Storm since his NRL debut in 2017.