Roosters official takes legal advice over claim Date: July 16 2010 theage.com.au Glenn Jackson FORMER Melbourne recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan will seek legal advice after being implicated in the Storm salary cap scandal by News Ltd executives. O'Sullivan, currently employed by Sydney Roosters, said last night he would be talking to lawyers ''on a number of issues'' after he was linked with the cap rort alongside four other officials described by News Ltd chief executive John Hartigan as ''rats in the ranks''. Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce said he would be seeking to view the passages of the document which related to O'Sullivan to find out the extent of his alleged involvement. Noyce said he had spoken with O'Sullivan about being originally linked to the salary cap breaches when the Storm were handed their unprecedented penalties - and would do so again after he was named as one of five officials who at least had knowledge of transactions that were part of the Storm's systematic breaches. ''Obviously we'll speak again,'' Noyce said. Although Hartigan named O'Sullivan - along with disgraced chief executive Brian Waldron, the suspended Matt Hanson and Paul Gregory, and former chief financial officer Cameron Vale - News executives appeared to back down when it came to the extent of the former Storm recruitment manager's involvement. ''A small group of senior managers at the club orchestrated and concealed the extra payments,'' Hartigan said. ''The investigation has identified five managers who were either directly involved or were involved in transactions that resulted in the breaches.'' He said there was evidence some worked together to ''cover their tracks''. News's Peter Macourt clarified that later, saying of O'Sullivan: ''We don't have evidence that he knew they'd breached the salary cap either. He was involved in a transaction that cumulates to part of a salary cap breach - it doesn't mean he knew that it did, just that he was involved in it.'' Hartigan said there was no place for Hanson and Gregory at the club. I think question has been raised about their player signings and the Dugan deal was supposly done and dusted then suddenly he stayed.