Former rugby league star Manu Vatuvei has admitted importing methamphetamine.
The Warriors icon was charged in December 2019 with possessing methamphetamine for supply and importing the Class A drug.
He previously denied the charges and earlier this year said he would “fight for his innocence” after he outed himself as the sportsman behind the charges.
On Wednesday, Vatuvei appeared at Manukau District Court where he admitted a representative charge of importing methamphetamine. The remaining charges will be withdrawn, the Crown said.
When we treat grown adults who play games for a living as heroes and reward them with fame and stupid amounts of money - again FOR PLAYING A GAME - is it any surprise they act like spoiled, selfish, amoral knobs who think they are above the law?
It is only a shame they withdrew the other charges. Sports professionals need to know they aren't above the law.