Karmichael Hunt is going in and out of court in Brisbane as Rugby Australia has offered Hunt a penalty. Karmichael, who is reputed as a back player for Queensland and Wallabies has been offered the choice of accepting a penalty as he brought disrepute to the game or face a hearing for Code of Conduct. No matter which way the decision rolls, he would have the option to play in the country still. Even though he can play in the country does not mean that he would take up the opportunity. Queensland Rugby Union wishes to move him to other countries like Japan or Europe. However Hunt might decide to continue with the Reds and the issue remains that whether he would be picked to play the game. Reds feel strongly that he let down their club and the rugby community, even after he was given a second chance to plead guilty. He faces charges on four counts for possessing cocaine in the month of March 2015. Hence the Reds would even pay him so that he does not play.
The Australian Rugby Union also charged Hunt with a hefty fine for being guilty of cocaine possession and be was suspended for a period of six weeks as well as stripped of his vice captaincy of the Reds.