Fall from grace continues as talent wasted behind bars.
Former AFL footballer Liam Jurrah has been sentenced to six months jail over an assault on a woman outside a 24-hour store in Alice Springs.
The sentence was backdated three months to April 27, and he will be released from jail on July 27 into a 12-month good behaviour probation period.
Jurrah pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault in the Alice Springs Magistrates Court before Magistrate David Bamber.
Other charges against Jurrah, 24, of aggravated assault and causing serious harm were withdrawn.
In handing down the sentence, Magistrate Bamber said Jurrah had good prospects of not reoffending.
Jurrah’s co-accused Mathius Walker, 32, also pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault and he was sentenced to a total of 11 months jail, suspended after six months, backdated to March 28.
The sentence for Jurrah should signal he has no chance of returning to the AFL, after he was released by the Melbourne Demons.
Since then the uber-talented small forward has been in and out of trouble with the law having been accused of a machete attack in 2012 before being found not guilty.
He was then charged with drink driving and failed to show up to his court date before being charged with the assault charged that led to his imprisonment.