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News: NRL demands answers from Manly

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    The NRL has issued premiers Manly with a ``please explain'' over their alcohol-fuelled season launch and has not ruled out taking action against the club. The function held at the Manly Wharf Hotel last Friday was attended by sponsors, fans, players and officials and doubled as a celebration of the Sea Eagles' 2008 premiership and recent World Club Championship success. It has been alleged that fullback Brett Stewart sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in the hours after the function, while backrower Anthony Watmough allegedly slapped a sponsor. Stewart, who denies the allegations, is the subject of a police investigation. Some players reportedly continued drinking at the premises after the official part of the function which had free beer. Manly chief executive Grant Meyer admitted on Monday the drinking by some players was "unacceptable''. The club has now been ordered to hand a report to the NRL explaining why it should not be disciplined. "Part of what the situation has thrown up has certainly raised some serious questions around the club function that was held at Manly,'' NRL chief executive David Gallop said. "We are expecting a report from Manly, we are conducting our own investigation into that, but clubs need to know that where they are holding team functions and they are serving alcohol they need to manage that appropriately and if they don't manage it appropriately they can expect to get penalties from the league.''

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  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Dear Mr Gallop
    Go and get ****ed you ****ing (weak as water, most useless ever CEO that has ever run the game) News Ltd hypocrite

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