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Rufus McLean has Glasgow Warriors contract terminated after domestic abuse guilty plea

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Glasgow Warriors have terminated Rufus McLean’s contract with immediate effect after the Scotland international pleaded guilty to domestic abuse charges.The Scotstoun club suspended the 22-year-old winger after he admitted domestic abuse charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last week.He will be sentenced next month and, following an internal disciplinary hearing in conjunction with Scottish Rugby, Glasgow revealed on Tuesday that they had sacked the player on grounds of “gross misconduct” and “breach of contract”.McLean, who was born in the United States and made 26 appearances for Glasgow, has the right to appeal.A statement from the club said: “Glasgow Warriors fully acknowledges the seriousness of domestic abuse and recognises the impact it has on the mental and physical welfare of those affected by it.“The club was already working with Police Scotland to support and promote its male education campaign don’t be THAT GUY and further workshops are planned in the coming weeks.”Warriors managing director Al Kellock said McLean’s actions could not be condoned.We have taken this matter extremely seriously.

We are committed to ensuring our players continue to be positive role models and recognise the privileged positions they hold“Glasgow Warriors prides itself on being a family-centred club and are proud to always represent our fans and our city,” he explained.“Rufus admitted domestic abuse and his actions cannot be condoned which has resulted in his employment with Glasgow Warriors ending.“We have taken this matter extremely seriously.

Sadly, with any crime there is a victim and as a club we want to acknowledge the impact on the young woman involved.“We are committed to ensuring our players continue to be positive role

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