L13 Dumbass Award: Oh my God(win) …

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I was struggling a little earlier today to settle on the next L13 Dumbass Award winner … but the RFL came to the rescue, and no, not in their usual way.

They sent me a press release on this week’s suspensions following the Millennium Magic weekend.

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read it.

Oh, it wasn’t that Wayne Godwin had been suspended. Oh no, I saw what he did with my own eyes; a couple of times in slow motion too thanks to Sky+.

So it was no surprise to see that the Salford City Reds hooker had picked-up a two game ban for running-in and punching at the end of his team’s disappointing loss to the Crusaders. Bad as it was, daft as it was, that wasn’t enough to earn Wayne the Dumbass award.

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However … this was.

The daft bugger pleaded ‘Not Guilty‘ … honest.

Here it is verbatim from the release: “… Godwin, who pleaded not guilty, was also fined £300“.

But how? It was on our telly. I definitely saw it. Not HD but clear enough to know it was Wayne Godwin.

What I need to know … is on what basis was he claiming to be not guilty? Because it was definitely HIM (big number on back of shirt) and he definitely hit Clinton Schifcofske a proper nice one.

So … I can only assume it was semantics … as in slap not punch … or trotted not ran.

Regardless, Wayne – I liked ya at Wigan and I wish ya well at Salford – but you are, this week’s L13 Dumbass. Come on, own up and cop it like a good-un; don’t faff around pleading not guilty when it’s as clear as day that you are.