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Raiders delay meeting on Carney's future

By Liam FitzGibbon 28/07/2008 06:39:14 PM Comments (0)

Canberra have tabled their ultimatum to Todd Carney but the fate of the troubled halfback will not be known for several days.

Carney had been expected to meet with the Raiders' player leadership group to discuss the conditions of him remaining with the NRL club after another alcohol-related indiscretion.

But the meeting is now unlikely to be held until Thursday after coach Neil Henry gave his players time off following their 46-4 thrashing of the Gold Coast on Saturday.

The ultimatum includes accepting a season-ending suspension, community work and a return to counselling in the wake of the accusation that Carney urinated on a man during a drinking session last Sunday night.

Should he not agree to the terms it is believed the Raiders will tear up the wayward playmaker's contract.

A Canberra spokesman said the club had officially drawn up its ultimatum, which would be sent to Carney and his manager David Riolo to look at.

"They will have a look at it and then decide whether they'll wish to accept it and then they'll meet with the leadership group and the coaching staff," the spokesman said.

"But we haven't got a date or a time for that yet."

Canberra chairman John McIntyre said it was Carney's teammates on the leadership group - skipper Alan Tongue, Troy Thompson, Josh Miller, Glen Turner and Scott Logan - who drew up the conditions Carney would have to meet to stay at the club after his latest indiscretion.

Carney was also a member of the leadership group but has been stood down as a result of the incident.

The halfback's career has been scarred by off-field incidents since his 2004 debut including his involvement in a police pursuit last year and a mid-range drink driving charge which resulted in him losing his licence.

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