Probably also reinforces the adage about only the dumb ones being caught as well
It is not that simple Arthur. Going on observations, there appear to be certain rules.
If you are sniffed by a dog or captured on CCTV then it matters not if you are an elite or a non-elite, you get done.
However, if you are an elite and work for the media, then you get off scot free. Come to think of it, if you are an NRL journalist then not only are you allowed to snort cocaine and
prostitutes at your mate's brothel, but you don't pay any tax when your mate puts money in your TAB account and the tax office do not investigate.
Similarly if you work for Channel 7 and commit an illegal act of cocaine usage, then Channel 7 takes over the investigation from the police force and it is unlikely that you are charged.
Contrast this to the position of an NRL player who will be suspended for two years for cocaine usage - unless they belong to an elite club in which case they do not get suspended.
Which means there may be a clash between the first rule and the recent CCTV coverage of Melbourne Storm players buying cocaine. My money is on them getting different treatment than Ben Barba and Sean Kenny-Dowall, but getting similar treatment to what several Brisbane Bronco players and Gold Coast players have in the past