Rugby league's Sam Barlow avoids jail after assaulting anti-doping officer
A professional rugby league player has been spared jail for assaulting an anti-doping officer who called at his home to carry out a random drugs test.
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... read more
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