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Todd Carney

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    listening to the news report @11am
    Todd Carney was due for sentencing at 9:30 for his drink driving chatge but did not get there till about 11 pissed the judge off, seriously what was he thinking
     
  2. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    He had to stop off with Choc to take a leak ?
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    apparently he regretted his tardiness, **** him give the serial offender 6months weekend detention
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The court system doesn't cost us taxpayers that much. (irony) Why shouldn't the judge, prosecutor, cops etc have to hang around to give the NRL darling some more time for a second latte.  The coffee's quite good at the Downing Centre. 
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    just thru

    Todd carney given 6 month suspended sentence. See smh.com.au soon #NRL
     
  6. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There's no way Todd would have been sober at 9:30am.  His legal team probably thought it was better for him to rock up late and semi-coherent than rock up at 9:30am pissed out of his mind.
     
  7. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    Quote...Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge said Carney had come within a hair's breadth of going to jail.

    "I look at your driving record and it says to me you need to be taught a lesson. If you come back to me on any driving matter ... your feet won't hit the floor and you'll be out that door."

    Ms Milledge also disqualified Carney's licence for 10 months.


    Pretty lenient for 3rd offence
     
  8. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    More of the excuse has come out, the chooks had a training session at 9am & Carney's solicitor told the chooks yeah no worries I will get it put off till 2pm then when 9:30 rolled around the judge said how dare he who does he think he is, she was really livid
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    the last judge said the same thing Frogz
     
  9. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like him being late is more his solictors fault than Carney directly.
     
  10. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    apparently she had decided to jail him until the submission by the barrister.

    Mr Gallop where are you?

    There seems to be this crazy idea that Carney is a"project" the NRL are working on to show there compassion and rehabilitation skills as opposed to punishing the grub for what he is- a blight on society.

    My mail is he has been up to his old tricks around bondi over the offseason but the journalists were didnt want to prick the fairytail dally M story unless they had to.

    I agree absolutely with Chocs punishment by the club(as opposed to having it inflicted on choc by NRL) but the different standards applied to Carney is ridiculous.This bloke was run out of his home town by the magistrate ffs.
     
  11. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    These players just don't learn their lesson.  They have no regard for the law or the courts.  He should have been jailed because this is the only thing that will make the Carney's of the world wake up. 
     
  12. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    sorry "their"

    maybe Carney is having more effect on me than I thought.
     
  13. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I don't think he should receive harsher punishment because he's a footy player.  General society is full of people who disregard laws designed to keep us safe, for example DUI, social drugs, binge drinking, fighting, etc.
     
  14. MadMarcus

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    Given his record I do not think a jail term would be disproportionate with sentences handed down to others for similar offences.
     
  15. Masked Eagle

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    Absolutely prior issues should be a factor when determining punishment, however I'm not familiar enough with serial offenders in the DUI area to say that Carney is lucky to be a free man so to speak.  I have heard/read other instances where others have perhaps erred even more and still haven't yet faced jail time.  I just don't think Carney should got to jail because he's a footy player.

    That being said I do believe that as a crime DUI is definitely in need of an overhaul for the punishment that is currently given out. 
     
  16. Chip and Chase

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    Oh Gallop was there, don't worry about that. He wouldn't let poor misunderstood Toddy face the nasty magistrate all by himself. He also provided Todd with a glowing reference.

    Carney just inadvertently gets himself in these predicaments you know, it's not his fault. It's not like he had a couple of beers, caught a cab home and found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and wound up facing a completely fabricated sexual assault charge. That sort of behaviour is what Gallop is trying to stamp out, not drink driving.
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  17. DSM5

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    Damn.  Wished I'd been aware of Gallops's appearance.  I'd have gone down there and asked him the hard reporters questions. 
     
  18. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Dally M medallist and Roosters NRL star Todd Carney avoids jail for drink-driving



    A GOOD attitude has saved Sydney rugby league star Todd Carney from jail time.

    A magistrate has handed him a six-month suspended sentence over a low-range drink driving offence. In Waverley Local Court today, Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge warned Carney that she had planned to send him to prison but decided to give him a discount based on his good attitude.
    The 2010 Dally M medallist and Sydney Roosters five-eighth had pleaded guilty to the charge after he was pulled over for a random breath test in the eastern suburb of Coogee about 7am on February 26.

    The footballer, who was on P-plates, returned a blood alcohol level of 0.052. P-plate drivers are not allowed to have any alcohol in their system while driving. The court was told Carney was receiving help for his alcohol problem, had been doing volunteer work with the Salvation Army and was doing his best to get back on track.

    His lawyer Stephen Alexander told the court Carney's contract with the Sydney Roosters was on the line and that the club had fined him $10,000, which went to clubs in Queensland after the floods earlier this year.
    Carney told the magistrate he had let down himself and his family.

    "The hardest thing for me was to admit I had a drink problem," he said.
    "That's what has brought me before the court today." Carney said he felt he was turning a corner on a daily basis and would do everything in his power to overcome his problems and achieve what was asked of him by the court today. The court was told his problems began when his father was diagnosed with dementia 2003 and died some years later.

    In the intervening years, Carney was convicted of a number of driving offences, including drink driving and driving while disqualified.
    Ms Milledge handed Carney a six-month suspended sentence and disqualified him from driving for 10 months. He was also placed on a six-month good behaviour bond.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/bre...-1226034640979
     
  19. Rodo

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    "Good attitude" - yeah right!
     
  20. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did they mention his getting caught at Coogee with Jake Friend and some 80 year old's prescription medicine as part of his good behaviour. Or was that just another inadvertent slip up by Todd ?
     

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