Lets hope this Pious Muslim Sexual Deviant gets a Jail sentence from the appeal court.
Blake Ferguson gets bond for sex assault after magistrate finds appropriate case for conviction
Leigh Van Den Broeke
The Daily Telegraph
FORMER Canberra Raider and NSW Blue, Blake Ferguson, has been sentenced to a good behaviour bond for two years following an indecent assault charge.
Ferguson was smiling with boxing champion Anthony Mundine and his father, Tony, who were also in court after the sentence, which he is now appealing.
Ferguson was out partying with State of Origin teammate, Josh Dugan, when he squeezed a 24-year-old woman's vagina while she was sitting near a wall of the 2230 bar about 10.30pm on June 16.
The woman, who cannot be named, had previously told the court "he laughed at me" when she yelled at him. CCTV shows the woman pushing Ferguson after the incident.
During the sentencing hearing, Ferguson's lawyer highlighted his client's loss of income as an NRL footballer, his present unemployed status, the ridicule he has received on social media and his troubled childhood filled with domestic violence as an argument for leniency.
Previously, Ferguson had told Magistrate Jacqueline Trad that the incident was a case of mistaken identity after he mistook the woman as some had been kissing at another bar earlier in the night. This defence was found to have no evidence to back it by Magistrate Jacqueline Trad.
This morning, Magistrate Trad said, "It is my view that it is an appropriate case where a conviction should be recorded.
She highlighted the "the problematic use of alcohol" as the main reason for placing Ferguson on a good behaviour bond.
But Wait he's back on the piss
What's the Buzz: 'Reformed' former NRL star Blake Ferguson back on the booze
Phil Heads and Carly Adno
The Sunday Telegraph
TROUBLED footy star Blake Ferguson is back on the grog again less than two months after converting to Islam.
He spent much of last weekend at the renowned footballer's haunt, the Clovelly Hotel, openly drinking beer and wine in front of other patrons.
While there were no complaints or issues with his behaviour, his decision to drink alcohol is in contradiction to the Islam faith where booze is banned.
Friends say he has been struggling to cope after being found guilty last month of an indecent assault on a 24-year-old woman.
He faces sentencing on February 3 and a maximum two years in jail.
The problem is the boxer has his own career to concentrate on and simply can't keep an eye on Ferguson 24/7.
Sources say he is losing patience with the former Origin centre, for whom he has been caring since his sacking from the Canberra Raiders.
"He's thought about it and it's a commitment he wants to make," Mundine recently said of Ferguson converting to Islam.
"He's just looking forward to changing his direction in life.
"At the moment he's in good space - no drinking, no drugs,
We checked in with Mundine last week to see if he was still supporting Ferguson.
"He's family - of course I am," Mundine said. "You've got to stick by your brothers."
At the time of his conversion, Ferguson told The Sunday Telegraph he was determined to abide by the Muslim 'rules'.
"Alcohol is completely forbidden in Islam," he said, "and that's been my problem for the last five years. It's brought me down to where I am now. I enjoyed a drink but it just creates problems. I've had enough. I really have."
Brother and mentor Anthony Mundine is aware of this latest drinking episode.