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FMD - NRL double standards

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14

    Friend fined $10,000 for drink driving
    AAP - March 17, 2009, 6:32 pm
    Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend, 19, was charged with drink-driving on Monday night. AAP ©

    Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend has been fined $10,000 by the NRL club and ordered to undergo counselling and education after he was charged for a high range drink driving offence on Monday night.

    Friend and his manager Steve Gillis met with the Roosters' disciplinary committee on Tuesday where it was decided he would be heavily fined.

    He was earlier named on the interchange bench for Sunday's clash with Canberra and won't be stood down by the club.

    "He was extremely remorseful and contrite and acknowledged his very poor lack of judgment," said the Roosters in a statement.

    "He expressed sincere disappointment and apologised for his serious mistake."

    "The club view this matter very seriously and taking into account his remorse, honesty, youth and unblemished record at the club, we have issued the following financial penalty: a fine of $10,000."

    Friend will undertake counselling and education sessions and become involved in an awareness program on the consequences of drink driving.

    He has also offered to undertake the traffic offenders' program.

    "The club believes that these rehabilitation measures are in the best interest of both the player and the game and will provide a much better outcome than standing the player down."

    so friend will be fined 10 grand and is allowed to play this week.
    and nothing from Gallop on this
  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,583 /80
    Maybe Manly should have fined Brett $10,000.00 and brushed it under the carpet, seems that is the acceptable club response in Gallops eyes.

    Does anyone check if these player fines are ever actually paid ??
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    He has been charged for being over the limit and yet has not been received a 'code of conduct' breach or been suspended for four games. This is exactly what I feared!!
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    What is Gallop's e-mail adress?  We need to bombard him with e-mails asking why the double standards. 
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
  6. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

    +1,163 /34
    If Friend ends up playing this weekend than we should make alot of noise.

    The ban on Stewart in the first place was totally laughable.

    Gallop is a clown of the highest order and he is turning (if he hasn't already) our competition into a joke.
  7. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    It is not possible for a fine to be an acceptable punishment for a HIGH-range drink driving offence. It is a serious CRIMINAL offence. I will not accept the NRL accepting such a low punishment by the Roosters.
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Why doesn't Gallop admit that the fine on Stewart is based on being arrested and charged for the alleged incident rather than this nonsense of contrary conduct? Stewart did the wrong thing and has been punished in a large way, and has yet to face court.

    To say that his crime was alleged drunkeness (as reported by the papers and hearsay) means that he must take the same action against these two other players, one who is a repeat offender!!

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