Former Richmond forward Jake King has escaped conviction, and has been hit with a 12-month good behaviour bond instead despite threatening to break someone’s legs.
King was also asked to make a $5000 donation to charity, following an incident involving ex-teammate Tyrone Vickery late last year.
King threatened a man who allegedly ripped off Vickery, and was caught on tape making threats.
He pleaded guilty to possessing testosterone and also to making a threat to cause serious injury, but the Magistrate said King had “misguided loyalty.”
Former Richmond player Jake King avoids conviction. Placed on good behaviour bond and ordered to pay $5k donation to charity for threatening to break a man’s legs. Mag says he has “misguided loyalty” @9NewsMelb pic.twitter.com/QyoyZlTbYk
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However, King was let off after glowing reference by a number of Richmond greats, including Dustin Martin, Matthew Richardson, Brendon Gale and ex-Richmond president Gary March.