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Gallen Fined $50K & Banned from Rep Fair or Harsh

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

    +2,115 /14
    Gallen Fined $50K & Banned from Rep

    Fair or Harsh ?

    The NRL announced today that Cronulla Sharks captain, Paul Gallen will be fined $50,000 for comments he made on social media last week.

    In addition, Gallen will be ineligible to be selected for the Australian Kangaroos in 2015 unless he successfully completes a leader’s accountability course. His eligibility will ultimately be determined by an ARLC panel.

    CEO Dave Smith, said the tweet on social media was offensive and a clear breach of the Code of Conduct.

    It was aggravated by the fact that Gallen, as Captain of the NSW Blues, holds an important leadership position in the game.

    A breach notice has been issued to Gallen, giving him seven days to state why the fine should not be imposed.

    He will be free to put forward any mitigating factors as part of his response.

    Mr Smith said the $50,000 fine was the maximum the NRL could impose on a player for a breach of the Code of Conduct.

    It had been determined in collaboration with the Cronulla Sharks.

    Cronulla Sharks Chairman Damian Keogh said the club supported the strong sanctions imposed on Gallen.

    “The last two years have been a difficult period for the Sharks and our focus is on performing strongly on and off the field in 2015,” he said.

    “So it is disappointing to have the club involved in this sort of issue as we prepare for next season.”

    Mr Smith said the NRL would also discuss the NSW captaincy issue with the NSWRL which is responsible for Origin selection.

    “Origin is one of our flagship properties and we do not want it to be undermined in any way,” he said.

    The NRL will not make any further comment on the matter until Gallen has had a chance to respond to the breach notice.
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +1,820 /72
    $50k for stating what everyone thinks ie the NRL are a bunch of u know what
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    • Mavin

      Mavin Well-Known Member

      +929 /43
      What a joke we have drunk drivers and woman bashers playing yet he called Smith and the like ****s and he get's a $50,000 fine and the Aus ban . I'm no fan of Gallen but this reeks of over kill.
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      • globaleagle

        globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

        +7,917 /58
        Harsh, he shoulda got that for being a drug cheat....not for telling the truth.

        dave smith sux

        COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

        Good stuff, Karma dude.
      • niccipops

        niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

        +5,573 /50
        Well, he's a silly c-word for posting that isn't he!
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        • sheridanstand78

          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

          +3,329 /51
          Wow the NRL have finally done something right.

          But my question is if they do Gallen for this, why was there no sanction against Thurston who openly questioned the integrity of the NRL about a Sydney conspiracy about the cowpokes not being allowed to win a comp??

          Umm breath of hypocrisy me thinks!!
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          • eggson

            eggson Well-Known Member

            +238 /2
            Surprised the NRL didn't use the word 'disrepute'
          • WESTIE

            WESTIE Well-Known Member

            +336 /9
            Is this gals way of trying to justify possibly getting out of the sharks? Club in crisis ....asada....is it all too much for gal in the shire ? He couldn't be that thick to think these comments wouldn't cost him money or maybe even position ? Does he care anymore ? Reckon he'd leave the gummys if given the chance ?
          • Supesy

            Supesy Member

            +14 /0
            I think there's a very good chance he might leave Cronulla if the ASADA backwash is anything to go by.

            Question for my fellow Silvertails:

            If you were the Penn's would you give Gal a call? IMO Gallen in a Manly side would make us VERY hard to beat next year.

            Considering he hasn't really had the class around him I think a player of his caliber would really suit the Manly toughness.

            Just throwing it out there as he seems to be quite regretful he did not join Manly back in 2011 when he had the chance.
          • mmmdl

            mmmdl Active Member

            +105 /2
            absolutely not. Overrated glory hog. Would get in the way and try and get the ball 3 times a set. It's easy to look good at Cronulla.
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            • HoldenV8

              HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

              +6,932 /129
              Seems within the NRL you can say or do what you like.....but criticise the league bosses and you're gonna pay.

              I'm no fan of Paul Gallen, but I honestly think this one is harsh.
            • COMMANDER

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              We've bought five blokes for the price we'd pay for Gallen.
            • panash

              panash Well-Known Member

              +296 /0
              Dont like Gallen at all....

              however stating the truth has obviously offended certain people...

              thats why the 50K... very harsh
            • Moops

              Moops Well-Known Member

              +395 /26
              The truth hurts!
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              • Loobs

                Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

                +6,724 /266
                God no. No to grubs. Period.
              • BOZO

                BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

                +4,103 /203
              • Aussie Battler

                Aussie Battler Well-Known Member

                +212 /0
                I think he might suffer from the same form slump that affected Robbie O'Davis. (ie once he was caught, he was never the same player). At this stage of his career and where Manly are at as a club, I think there are better options.
              • jbb/james

                jbb/james Well-Known Member

                +893 /21
                Harsh, considering he bulldogs on mad monday and the female reporter
              • Jerry1

                Jerry1 Well-Known Member

                +2,491 /82
                There were reports today that he's been suffering from depression. May have something to do with the lack of judgement

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