Melbourne Storm boss Brian Waldron says a long list of rugby league scandals mirror society, after the Storm's star five-eighth Greg Inglis was charged with assaulting his girlfriend. The Test, Queensland and Storm star has been stood down indefinitely after the alleged attack on Sunday morning. Inglis won the Wally Lewis Medal for best player in this year's State of Origin series and has also represented Australia on several occasions. But now his glittering career is in doubt after he was charged with unlawful assault causing reckless injury to his girlfriend Sally Robinson. The alleged incident is the latest in a string of negative publicity for the NRL over recent months. Manly full-back Brett Stewart, who along with Inglis was the face of the game's 2009 advertising campaign, was charged with sexual assault on the eve of this season and is due to face court next month. Cronulla sharks player Greg Bird is appealing a jail sentence for glassing his girlfriend in the face. Former Test five-eighth Matthew Johns was stood down from his commentary role with Channel Nine because of a group sex scandal in New Zealand. "All these things are regrettable," Mr Waldron told the ABC's AM program. "Any time the game or the club is brought into the spotlight in a negative way, it's disappointing. "What's important is the lessons you learn from it and how you deal with it and how professional you are in managing it. "I think issues that take place in rugby league mirror society. I think issues that take place in any sport mirror society. "That doesn't condone them, that's just a fact. "We're certainly aware that we have an obligation as a club and as players and administrators to uphold the standards of society." Brisbane Broncos coach Ivan Henjak admits the latest incident is another blow for the code. It is whenever rugby league gets brought into the headlines in a negative way - and here we go again," he said. But Mr Waldron said he is not worried that rugby league will become associated with the players' off-field dramas instead of the game itself. "I think what happens off-field is, as I said, a reflection of society. It doesn't excuse it, and it doesn't condone it, but it's just a fact," he said. "I think we need our players to learn lessons in life and young men do that. "And we don't do anything but make it clear to everyone that we are vehemently opposed to any situation that endangers women." http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/08/11/2651939.htm?section=justin I couldn't agree with this more. I think people get in an uproar about these boofheads because it's easier to point the finger at people held up by society as rolemodels (god knows why) rather than take a good hard look at ourselves and admit there's issues that run deeper than the footy field. What say you?