Field has been sentenced to 10 years prison for the manslaughter of a man outside a northern NSW hotel.
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Former NRL star Craig Field has been sentenced to ten years’ jail following for the manslaughter of a man outside a northern NSW hotel in July 2012.
The 42-year-old admitted to punching 50-year-old farmer Kelvin Kane during a fight outside the Kingscliff Hotel.
According to Channel Nine, prosecutors alleged Field’s punch to have caused Kane’s head to jerk violently, rupturing an artery.
Field’s lawyers argued that he had tried to break up an altercation between Kane and a friend, before throwing the punch at Kane.
The halfback played 183 NRL games and had stints with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Manly, Balmain and Wests Tigers.
In 2001, Field was suspended by the NRL for six months after testing positive for banned stimulants.
He then joined French side Pia Donkeys, where he eventually took over coaching duties before returning home to play for premier league side Newtown Jets.