Does Gallop/NRL have a case to answer ? I feel he does, and I will explain why. Firstly, I have based the following on one simple point. Gallop is not god and nor is he a member of the judiciary. He cannot simply make decisions (albeit administrative) that can have damaging effects on peoples lives and careers without perameters to work within. Administrative law principals are important in guiding decision making & include procedural fairness, rights of response, finding fact based on evidence, non discrimination, natural justice etc. Todays events have now condensed the entire issue to one critical point. That being the MWSE report in which it states that at Ã¢Â€Âœ18.00pm Brett Stewart was asked to leave Main Bar due to intoxicationÃ¢Â€Â. This, & only this, is what Gallop is now stating as the reason for Brett Stewarts suspension. Specifically not the sexual assualt allegation. Everything else in the media releases reference information that connects with the fine imposed on the MWSE club for its handling of the season launch. The information to date (IMO) displays that Gallop has failed to apply appropriate decision making principals in this matter: 1) Gallop did not afford Brett Stewart the opportunity to refute the intoxication allegations (it should be noted that other NRL players have been afforded that opportunity) 2) If we are to believe Gallops silence on the issue no action was taken by the NRL to properly ascertain if Brett Stewart was in fact intoxicated 3) Nothing to date shows that Gallop provided Brett Stewart his right of reply to the ascertion that his conduct brought the game into disrepute & nor to the proposed penalty of suspension 4) Gallop has stated publicly (& now contradicted publicly) that he applied the circumstances surrounding the sexual assault allegations as to the reasoning behind his decision to impose suspension. Â Â Â Â Â Ã¢Â€ÂœThe term of Stewart's exile was discussed at a meeting between Gallop and top Manly administrators, CEO Grant Mayer and chairman Scott Penn, at NRL headquarters yesterday morning. The ultimate four week suspension gives both parties enough time to determine how the case is likely to pan out in the long term, with a hearing not expected for another 9-12 months. Results from police DNA tests and further witness testimonies will give Manly and Gallop a better idea of whether Stewart should return this season. "It's in everyone's interest - including Brett Stewart - that the player be taken from the spotlight for the time being," Gallop said. Daily Telegraph March 12, 2009 Resign now Gallop.