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Offline arthur

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« 2017-May-06, 03:15 PM Reply #50 »
As I've been saying to anyone who will listen Coke usage among the elite classes is rife.

Probably also reinforces the adage about only the dumb ones being caught as well  :whistle:

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« 2017-May-07, 07:53 PM Reply #51 »
Probably also reinforces the adage about only the dumb ones being caught as well  :whistle:

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  :censored:  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  :shutup:

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« 2017-May-07, 08:07 PM Reply #52 »


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.



Who was this ?

Ben Barba received 12 weeks if memory serves correct, And if I am not mistaken it was his 2nd strike ?


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« 2017-May-07, 08:42 PM Reply #53 »
Who was this ?

Ben Barba received 12 weeks if memory serves correct, And if I am not mistaken it was his 2nd strike ?

Greenberg insisted on some conditions that effectively banned him for longer than 12 matches.......that is drawing a long bow I know   :lol:

But why is cocaine usage so acceptable? Is it because it is a drug of choice for the elite classes?

The elite classes are telling the non-elite classes that from 2018 they won't be able to buy over-the-counter cold and flu medicines from the chemist if they contain codeine because it is evil.

Go figure.

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« 2017-May-12, 02:50 PM Reply #54 »
Kevin Proctor - 4 games suspension and $20,000 fine instituted by the club. Loss of co-captiancy.
Jesse Bromwich - 2 games suspension. No fine. Voluntarily (   :lol:  ) donates his $20,000 match payment for the Anzac Day test to....hang on...there is no specification of who he is donating it to!

Bromwich, who only recently signed a blockbuster three-year contract extension, will donate his match payment about $20,000 from the Anzac Test on Friday night at GIO Stadium.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/melbourne-storm-star-jesse-bromwich-to-pay-price-for-alleged-drug-scandal/news-story/e579d6751db7a9cb9ecef27d7d3773ba

Maybe he will donate it to Eddy Hayson.  :bulb:

If young Joe or Jenny Bloggs is lined up to go into a nightclub and a sniffer dog picks up a joint, then they end up with a criminal record.

So what are the police doing in the face of both the video evidence and the admissions/part admissions of these two players?

As I've been trying to say, the "elites" get better treatment than those who are not elite.

I don't know who is more corrupt. The media who laud the mandatory drug testing of dole recipients whilst ignoring cases like this? The police for failure to act? Or the players and their managers.

The whole thing is f. disgusting.

R.I.P. Australian egalatarianism  :rip:

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« 2017-May-12, 03:49 PM Reply #55 »
What was it that Wendell Sailor got two years for?
I thought it was for cocaine but not sure

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« 2017-May-12, 04:09 PM Reply #56 »


I don't know who is more corrupt. The media who laud the mandatory drug testing of dole recipients whilst ignoring cases like this?


Hang on, drug affected dole "recipients" are living off the public teat, those NRL players are paid wages and pay tax. If those NRL players blow their money and their careers that is their own business, dole recipients receive the public's money ..big difference.

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« 2017-May-12, 05:10 PM Reply #57 »
What was it that Wendell Sailor got two years for?
I thought it was for cocaine but not sure

Wendall got done under WADA. If these players were tested and tested positive after a game by WADA they would've copped 2 years.

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« 2017-May-12, 05:11 PM Reply #58 »
PP7

Both these players have been punished far more severly than if they had been caught like Barba was on his first offense.

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« 2017-May-12, 05:32 PM Reply #59 »
PP7

Both these players have been punished far more severly than if they had been caught like Barba was on his first offense.

On the other side of the coin. Mitchell Pearce got hit with a fine of $120,000 for making a joke in a private residence

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« 2017-May-12, 06:24 PM Reply #60 »
PP7

Both these players have been punished far more severly than if they had been caught like Barba was on his first offense.

Rubbish!

A token 2 weeks for one and 4 for the other and you think that's harsh? Can't believe the NRL and the numpty running it have signed off on the penalty ..... they were together yet get 2 different punishments, only Greenburg could allow something that daft.

Only last year Corey Norman gets 8 weeks for having a pill in his possession.

The NRL has totally lost the plot under Greenburg  emthdown

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« 2017-May-12, 10:05 PM Reply #61 »
PP7

Both these players have been punished far more severly than if they had been caught like Barba was on his first offense.

But why aren't the police, at the very least, having a chat to them, even perhaps charging them? They were caught on video snorting the stuff and were in the company of a known drug dealer.

Forget Rugby League for a minute.

Why is there no police action?


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« 2017-May-12, 10:11 PM Reply #62 »
Rubbish!

A token 2 weeks for one and 4 for the other and you think that's harsh? Can't believe the NRL and the numpty running it have signed off on the penalty ..... they were together yet get 2 different punishments, only Greenburg could allow something that daft.

Only last year Corey Norman gets 8 weeks for having a pill in his possession.

The NRL has totally lost the plot under Greenburg  emthdown

On the other side of the coin. Mitchell Pearce got hit with a fine of $120,000 for making a joke in a private residence

And banned for 9 weeks. All because Channel 9 paid the piece of filth $250,000 for the video taken from inside a closet and went falsely advertising that they had vision of a first grade footballer having sex with an animal for their nightly current affairs program.

Seems to me that if you play for a Qld club or a Victorian club you are likely to get off scot free for crimes that are far more serious than what they are treated as by the League.

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« 2017-May-12, 10:31 PM Reply #63 »
Rubbish!

A token 2 weeks for one and 4 for the other and you think that's harsh? Can't believe the NRL and the numpty running it have signed off on the penalty ..... they were together yet get 2 different punishments, only Greenburg could allow something that daft.

Only last year Corey Norman gets 8 weeks for having a pill in his possession.

The NRL has totally lost the plot under Greenburg  emthdown

They were treated harshly in relation to what Barba received for his first cocaine offense.


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« 2017-May-13, 09:28 PM Reply #64 »
Did they change the rules about tackling a player while he is in the air and the one about a two man strip????

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« 2017-May-13, 09:45 PM Reply #65 »
The scoring in chunks  in the matches today was incredible.




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« 2017-May-14, 11:12 AM Reply #66 »
Even if you don't like the Titans you still would have had to be excited with the finish yesterday.


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« 2017-May-14, 04:08 PM Reply #67 »
People dislike teams for many reasons but surely there are no reasons for anyone to dislike the Titans

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« 2017-May-14, 04:32 PM Reply #68 »
I dislike them  :angel:

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« 2017-May-14, 06:06 PM Reply #69 »
Why?

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« 2017-May-14, 09:46 PM Reply #70 »
People dislike teams for many reasons but surely there are no reasons for anyone to dislike the Titans

Oh please Wily, a team trumped up by the NRL and gifted favours?

There's no reason not to hate them  :rant:

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« 2017-May-14, 11:59 PM Reply #71 »
How do they get "favours" ?

They and Newcastle are probably the only two clubs playing by the rules.


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« 2017-May-15, 07:49 AM Reply #72 »
Oh please Wily, a team trumped up by the NRL and gifted favours?

There's no reason not to hate them  :rant:

Don't you think the NRL should try and keep them afloat, as well as Newcastle anfter both have been hammered by by owners.
Surely it's the best thing, overall, for the game to have both teams in existence


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« 2017-May-15, 08:37 AM Reply #73 »
Why?
The way they got off scot free when they had a drugs scandal whereas other clubs get crucified.

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« 2017-May-15, 08:43 AM Reply #74 »
Don't you think the NRL should try and keep them afloat, as well as Newcastle anfter both have been hammered by by owners.
Surely it's the best thing, overall, for the game to have both teams in existence
Newcastle yes. But the Gold Coast is struggling to maintain an NRL and an AFL team. Wrong demographic. Retirees. That franchise should be elsewhere in Queensland where there are younger people.

Melbourne are another club that has to be propped up. That money could be better spent on youth in NRL.

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