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Tony Williams DUI

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Cletus, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Cletus

    Cletus Active Member

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    Just when he was going so well this year, **** it.



    http://sportal.com.au/league-news-display/williams-in-trouble-89357
     
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    sack him and free up some coin.

    A shame though, he's been playing well recently
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    yeah a damn shame. Drink driving is just sheer stupidity though so I cant really feel sorry for him.

    It even made the lunch-time news up here
     
  4. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

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    FFS why why why?

    So who's going to play in his place on Monday?
     
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Idiot, very disappointing news

    Maybe Whare will get a run
     
  6. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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  7. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nothing to do with Manly.

    It's a legal issue between the individual & the police.

    The law is in place to deal with these issues & that's where it should end. I understand that it wont but I get sick of hearing about this stuff that is none of my business. If it's low range then I do feel sorry for him. If it's high range, the police will make enough of a misery of his life that the club wont need to act.
     
  8. Cletus

    Cletus Active Member

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    We'll probably suspend him for a week though Duff. Not sure what he blew but they said double the limit on the radio, don't know if he was on his Ps though. Hopefully he can stay off the drink for a while, could be good for him in the end.
     
  9. Fro

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    Wake up Duff, they are role models whether they like it or not, as soon as they accept an NRL contract they are aware they are looked up to by kids everywhere.

    if a teenager now sees this as ok because his hero does it is that alright, this stupid **** is bad enough when it is done by drunken idiots everywhere, when it is given cred by a public figure it is a lot worse.
     
  10. eggson

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    Club has to drop him for at least a game otherwise Gallop will step in and take him out for four.  We can't say that being caught/charged or even fined is enough now, after what's happened last year for the code as a whole.

    Very dumb move Tony, you're going well but not superstar outstanding yet.  
     
  11. Rusty

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    We should stand him down now and avoid the whole NRL steping in thing.
     
  12. susan ridgepipe

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    whare would be obvious replacement.the idea of slater and inglis working down williams side was a bit scary anyway given his indecision at times.maybe whare getting a chance on the big stage may prove a good thing going forward, just as bretts injury  at least allowed us to give TH and KF a go in the halves.he seemed very good positionally in 20s last week but that is light years from what he will face monday.

    shame though,the big unit was showing some good signs in last couple of weeks.

    anyone know if kite is fighting charge?
     
  13. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Damn. Its never a good time but considering we were just getting a flow on & we are leading into a difficult few weeks this is a disruption we didnt need. Especially if Kite is out. Damn !!!
     
  14. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Employ Allan Langer's lawyer and all will be well.
     
  15. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    And melbourne love to turn on a very fast shock & awe kick /chase into the corner early on in a game. Just like Ox & Robbo did early in the 2nd half in the 08 GF. Theyve done it to many times to count & are very good at it.
     
  16. deadlyeagle

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    Farrer to wing, Hoppa to fullback?
     
  17. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wake up Fro.

    People are accoutable for their own actions and the idea of "role models" is just a modern invention for the blame everyone else brigade.

    He is accountable for what he did but not for some abstract concept of what effect he may have on someone he may or may not have met who may or may not exist.

    Give a young bloke a break.
     
  18. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agree with some points from both of you, but am with Duff on the role model thing

    Role models imo are people you see most days and learn from growing up

    I was as sports mad as you could get as a kid, Cliff Lyons, Chris Cairns, Matthew Ridge, Steve Menzies, Geoff Toovey etc were my biggest heroes in the world, but not once did I ever see them do something and think S**t, if he is doing that, I better head out and do the same
     
  19. Rusty

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    Wake up Fro.

    People are accoutable for their own actions and the idea of "role models" is just a modern invention for the blame everyone else brigade.

    He is accountable for what he did but not for some abstract concept of what effect he may have on someone he may or may not have met who may or may not exist.

    Give a young bloke a break.
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    Nonsense

    Everyone is responsible to the law, you, me and Tony Williams. We all suffer the same consequences for the same actions. That is until we accept a job for hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in part as a representative of a brand. At that point most of us would accept we had another responsibility beyond the law to our employer.

    That is what some people don't seem to understand, these guys are responsible because they represent Manly, not just legally but also because what they do will result in it being harder for the club to appeal to a wide fan base.

    Instead of 'Role model' read 'PR'.
     
  20. Garts

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    Dumb move, 1 week suspension then bring him back.  I actually saw a few of the players at Cammeray last night having a beer, not sure if Tony was there.  
     

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