12 Aug 2009

Storm star charged with assaulting girlfriend

7:42 am on 12 August 2009

The Melbourne Storm league star Greg Inglis has been stood down indefinitely by his club after being charged with assaulting his girlfriend.

In another blow for the NRL, 22-year-old Inglis, who was the poster boy of the league's million dollar marketing campaign in March, is reported to have left his girlfriend with a black eye.

The Melbourne Storm fired their assistant coach and former international Matthew Johns in May after an investigative report on state television named him as a participant in a group sex incident in 2002.