Rugby league's Sam Barlow avoids jail after assaulting anti-doping officer
Sam Barlow, 28, was ordered to do 150 hours' unpaid work by a judge at Bradford Crown Court, after he was abusive and aggressive to Mark Dean, who feared he was going to be punched by the 6ft 3in, 18-stone loose forward for Leigh Centurions.
Barlow, described as "physically imposing", clenched his fist and drew back his arm, stood over Mr Dean and then barred his way as the "fearful" doping control officer for the UK Anti-Doping agency tried to leave the rugby player's home, the court heard.
Barlow, a graduate in sports science who has also played for Huddersfield,... read more
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