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Salary Cap Witch Hunt. **Appeal unsuccessful**

Revilo85

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From the SMH


The integrity of the NRL is under a cloud amid revelations that players from several clubs have taken secret benefits or cash payments in likely breach of salary cap rules.

The Manly Sea Eagles is suspected of breaching the salary cap via secret payments to at least one player in previous seasons, according to information gathered by NSW police and NRL officials.
 

Bird of Prey

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"But it is understood Manly is not the only club under scrutiny, with the past behaviour of several other clubs also attracting police attention". But it's the only club highlighted in the article and the photo used is our logo
 

Keffola

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FFS.

I may be in denial here but what do people think about this hypothetical scenario.

Players were actually getting paid cash for possibly throwing games and other betting outcomes and the police are able to trace the money trail. However they can't actually link it to any betting plunges.

So when confronted on what the payments of cash are for, said "business man" makes up various bs, but eventually settles on them being "third party player payments"

And so now we're over the cap and the police can now prosecute the "businessman" for fraud. F* off
 
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tookey

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An NRL insider told Fairfax Media detectives have not found evidence of an organised conspiracy involving players deliberately losing games. But detectives have information about intelligence being leaked by club insiders to punters, and, hidden player payments that may breach salary cap rules.

"It is systemic," said one witness who has been interviewed by police about his own role making undisclosed player payments at several clubs.

One police witness, a businessman, has told investigators he made undisclosed cash payments to help a small number of clubs retain valuable players. Manly was not one of these clubs. But intelligence has also been gathered about a cash handover in a car park in connection to a former Manly player. A second former Manly player is also the subject of allegations involving undisclosed player payments.

Several well-placed sources also confirmed that both police and the NRL hold concerns about Manly's handling of third-party player payments, including the accuracy of club financial records and the possible failure to disclose payments as required by the league. Third-party player payments involve sponsors or club supporters providing benefits to players that are below a certain level and reported to the NRL as part of the management of a club's salary cap. One well known Manly identity is suspected of condoning behaviour that risked breaching the salary cap.

Making secret payments to players to top up their salaries may involve the criminal offences of fraud or secret commissions, while also breaching NRL salary cap rules.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rug...s-as-scandal-engulfs-nrl-20170705-gx565b.html
 
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HappilyManly

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An NRL insider told Fairfax Media detectives have not found evidence of an organised conspiracy involving players deliberately losing games. But detectives have information about intelligence being leaked by club insiders to punters, and, hidden player payments that may breach salary cap rules.

"It is systemic," said one witness who has been interviewed by police about his own role making undisclosed player payments at several clubs.

Manly said they are not aware of allegations of salary cap breaches, and that they have recently had their 2017 mid-year salary cap audit "completed by the NRL in record time and without adjustment".

"The Club remains the benchmark in relation to both salary cap and playing roster management at all levels across the NRL, something we remain immensely proud of. This leading compliance position has been confirmed by the NRL over the past three years being the tenure of the current salary cap management team of the club."
 

Nordburg

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This will be an interesting one.In the past,Eels and Storm were playing with a roster that was still over the cap,thus NRL had to take points off them.In Manly's case,I suspect the alleged breaches happened during premiership yrs.So it would be hard for the NRL to deduct points from the current team as they are surely not over the cap
 

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