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The Who

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those two Bulldog players who misbehaved on the school visit?
Gone very quiet.
Obviously the pandemic was a relief for them in one way because it took their misdeeds off media focus.
However, what punishment is now fitting for them?
You can stand them down for a season and the punishment possibly/probably won't be any more severe than all other NRL players who may/will have to sit out the season.
I'm guessing that we won't hear any more about their punishment until the comp restarts.
Thoughts?
 

Nordburg

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Maybe what’s going on now can really highlight how players behaviour can affect the game.The NRL are going to be chasing money once this is over and unless the players realise that their off field sh*thousery needs to stop,already struggling businesses aren’t going to come within a bulls roar of the game
 

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NRL deregisters Okunbor, Harawira-Naera over Port Macquarie incidents
AuthorNRL.comTimestampWed 1 Apr 2020, 04:20 PM
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Bulldogs pair Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera have both had their contracts deregistered by the NRL over their behaviour during the club's pre-season game in Port Macquarie.
Okunbor and Harawira-Naera were issued show-cause notices by the game’s governing body last month after Canterbury reported concern over alleged misconduct involving high school girls during a trip to the NSW mid-north coast in February.
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said the NRL’s decision to terminate their contracts sent a clear message on the game’s expectations of its players.
"The behaviour of both players was inexcusable and a very serious breach of the code of conduct," he said.
"The game will not tolerate such conduct and as such both players have had their registrations cancelled.
"This decision should send a very clear message to all players of our stance on such behaviour."
Canterbury issued a statement to say: "Our club acted swiftly and was proactive in relation to the incidents in accordance with the expectations of our club and the NRL guidelines.
"Accordingly, our club fully supports the determination made by the NRL in defence of the reputation of our game and the conduct of the majority of players who represent their respective clubs in the right way.
"The conduct of the two players, on the eve of our final trial match, demonstrated an unacceptable lack of respect for their teammates, their coach and club officials, our hosts in Port Macquarie and fans of the game everywhere.
"An important part of the role of being a professional rugby league player is to promote the game and act as an ambassador for your club and the code. There can be no tolerance for any abuse of the privileged status the game affords its leading players."
The Bulldogs said the young women involved had been targeted by online trolls.
"The consequences of this matter have been serious and far-reaching and protecting the welfare of the young women involved has been a priority for us since we were first alerted to this issue," according to the club statement.
"They have, unfortunately, been the victims of some distasteful social media attacks which are not called for and need to stop.
"We have been in regular contact with them, their families and their school and we will continue to offer ongoing support moving forward.
"Jayden and Corey have been subject to intense scrutiny in recent times and have paid a heavy price for their behaviour. They too are entitled to welfare support to help them through this period and assist them into the next stage of their careers.
"Our club will liaise with their respective agents, the NRL and the Rugby League Players Association to ensure they receive the support and guidance they need.
"We know and accept that there will be conflicting views about the penalties handed out to these two players.
"Our united view as a club is that a firm line must be drawn in the sand to uphold the standards and values that define our club.
"We want to assure our members, partners and supporters that we have outstanding people at the Bulldogs who are working harder than ever to make sure anyone associated with our club understands that we have a culture that we all live by and that this type of behaviour will simply not be tolerated."
 

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I did suggest somewhere that any player that misbehaviors will have contract torn up. Clubs will be desperate to save every dollar.
 

frank stokes

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Harsh but fair... they knew the rules, they broke the rules, they wear the consequences...

Will be interesting to see how long they are kept out for tho as it was poor form but not a crime...
 

The Who

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De-registered?
Does this mean that they can apply for registration in the future?
Can they play in another league, such as in England or Canada?
 

The Wheel

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De-registered?
Does this mean that they can apply for registration in the future?
Can they play in another league, such as in England or Canada?
Depends whether they go to Donkey’s or Souffs under the Toddy regime. They have a remarkable ability to rehabilitate players compared to other clubs
 

SeaEagleRock8

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Probably inevitable this month, in the past CHN would have probably escaped deregistration.
Scott and Fainu's cases will now be happening who knows when, off in the distant future probably. With luck the disruption to the court system might add pressure on the DPP to be absolutely sure they have a solid case before proceeding to a trial.
Now, whatever happened to the Eel winger?
 

Mark from Brisbane

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Probably inevitable this month, in the past CHN would have probably escaped deregistration.
Scott and Fainu's cases will now be happening who knows when, off in the distant future probably. With luck the disruption to the court system might add pressure on the DPP to be absolutely sure they have a solid case before proceeding to a trial.
Now, whatever happened to the Eel winger?
You’d have to think Fainu would be well into 2021 now???
 

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