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News: Agents scrutinised over Storm cap drama

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p class="first">The body which governs NRL player agents will seek legal advice over what it labelled "serious allegations" surrounding the activities of managers involved in the Melbourne Storm salary cap breach.</p>

    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/5365-agents-scrutinised-over-storm-cap-drama.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. G-land Express

    G-land Express Active Member

    +40 /0
    sukk ****e s-16 mexicans. Tahs smashed yas tonight
  3. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

    +571 /8
    If the managers claim they didn't know, then who the hell did.

    Take away their licences.
  4. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    +45 /0
    Scary thing is I wonder how many of our players are represented by the same guys.
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Scary thing is I wonder how many of our players are represented by the same guys.

    Mimis's SFX Sports manages, Darren Lockyer, Steve Price, Billy Slater, Brett Stewart and Justin Hodges are all part of the SFX portfolio, as well as rugby league greats Danny Buderus, Gorden Tallis, Bradley Clyde and rugby union convert Mark Gasnier. Our portfolio also includes coaches including Chris Anderson, Nathan Brown and Wayne Bennett. The next generation of representative players and stars who have chosen SFX include Darius Boyd, Anthony Quinn, Chris Lawrence, Ben Creagh and Anthony Watmough.

    David Riolos Titan management http://www.titanmanagement.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=88&Itemid=73
    Tony Williams
    Vic Mauro
    Shane Rodney
    Jamie Buhrer
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    The DT today doesn't name them, but Chris Barrett of SMH does put up four names.

    "FOUR of rugby league's biggest player agents, who together represent a huge proportion of NRL and representative stars, could be expelled from the game after being named in an NRL report relating to serious allegations regarding the Melbourne Storm salary cap breach.

    The agents are understood to be: David Riolo, a director at Titan Management, Isaac Moses, a Titan agent, George Mimis, managing director of SFX Sports Australia, and Allan Gainey, who manages Test centre Greg Inglis. Their names are understood to feature in the report, tabled at the Rugby League Accredited Player Agent Scheme committee meeting on Thursday night. The committee chairman, Geoff Bellew, SC, said in a statement yesterday that legal counsel had been engaged to advise whether ''evidence is sufficient to warrant disciplinary action being taken against any one or more player agents''. Bellew indicated that hearings could then take place."

    More @ http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/four-agents-named-in-report-on-storm-rort-20110218-1azip.html
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    George Mimis was at court every day with Brett.  Gotta admire that.
  8. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,569 /215
    Maybe Brett will reciprocate.
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Mimis negotiated the Orford move to Manly.  Let's hope an investigation into these parasites doesn't go too far back.
  10. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

    +571 /8
    If a manager is deregistered, players would be allowed to find new managers.
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    No!  Really?

    ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

    +80 /1
    In fact the  players don't have to find a new manager because it is not a requirement to be managed by an NRL accredited Player Manager.

    Players sign a contract with their managers and if it is not  a clause that the player added to that contract my understanding is that they wont be able to terminate that contract even if the manager gets discredited by the NRL.

    And if the contract between the player and the manager is terminated on both parties agreeing to part ways the player will still be liable for the  commission on every football payment for the duration of the existing playing contract.

    Very messy business indeed.

    The mail was very strong that the agents were going to be discreddited when the findings of the review were released last June or when ever it was. But 9 months have gone and nothing has occurred.

    I am surprised to learn that matter was still ongoing.

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