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Canberra gives ultimatum to Carney

27/07/2008 10:12:09 AM Comments (0)

The Canberra Raiders board have delivered star playmaker Todd Carney an ultimatum to either sit out the rest of the NRL season and seek counselling or lose his contract with the NRL club.

Carney was stood down following a drink session with teammate Bronx Goodwin that landed both men in trouble.

Carney was later cleared of any wrongdoing but Goodwin will face two counts of assault.

"The board met tonight and decided for Todd Carney to remain at the Raiders he will have to accept a plan for the rest of this year which will include being stood down for the rest of the season from playing and training, re-undertaking counselling and he will be off the senior leadership group," club chief executive Don Furner said.

The halfback had allegedly urinated on a person at a Canberra pub but the complaint was later withdrawn.

Goodwin faces his charges of assault on August 11.

No decision has been made on Goodwin's future and Furner said that he would wait until after the court hearing.

Furner said Carney would also have to undertake volunteer work.

"The board also agreed to impose a fine on him," Furner said.

Asked how much the fine was, he said it was "a substantial amount".

The club will sit down with Carney on Monday to put the plan to him.

Furner said he had not spoken with the troubled 22-year-old but had spoken with his manager.

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