An Australian sports star was attacked by his cousin with a samurai sword during a family dispute, The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.
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Jamal Idris, who plays for National Rugby League (NRL) club the Canterbury Bulldogs, was struck in the neck with the sword around 2 a.m. Saturday morning at a family reunion in the town of Forster, New South Wales.
Police were called at 10 a.m. and arrested Idris’ cousin, Beau Currie, 20. Currie had attacked Idris, also 20, with the sword, causing swelling and bruising around his neck. He was not seriously hurt.
Currie was charged with assault with a weapon and causing actual bodily harm. He pleaded guilty to the attack and was sentenced to 18 months in jail with a 14-month non-parole period.