Rugby league players could be said to be the ultimate alpha males. Most of them are big, awesome athletes and have bodies to match. They bring pleasure to the lives of their fans by giving us something to cheer about when our team wins. Although more women are getting involved in various NRL and club positions, the majority of time the players are surrounded men, most of them young like themselves. Young men + alcohol + young women = disaster for all. And now we are baying for the blood of individual scapegoats. We hope that scandal attached to our own clubs aren't true, but we want to lynch others. Any of us that are parents of kids, teenagers or young men/women can think of both points of view. If our daughter or sister suffers any sort of sexual mistreatment most of us would want to chainsaw massacre the person/persons who caused it. Alternatively no parent or sibling wants to see their son/brother crucified by the media like Matt Johns or Stewy. No fan wants to believe bad things about their heroes. Nobody is winning here. It appears that something extremely immoral happened in NZ in '02. Matt Johns is wearing the noose. Other people have obviously severely misbehaved as well. I certainly don't follow the Sharkies but why in this current media climate would any of those present in the '02 incident put their hand up and say, "I'm a monster, please publicly crucify me and drag me and my family through the mud." I think the workshops being aimed at young players such as the one being run by Nigel. V (can't spell his name) is a great idea. I believe the NRL should also run similar programs for the young women who come in contact with the players. Something has to be done to help all of these young people involved. That is my soapbox for today.