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Carney struggling to accept playing ban

03/08/2008 06:12:46 AM Comments (0)

Troubled Canberra halfback Todd Carney says the only component of the Raiders' five-point disciplinary plan that he is struggling to accept is standing down from the playing roster for the rest of the NRL season.

The ultimatum came in response to the troubled 22-year-old's latest off-field discretion, where he allegedly urinated on a man's head during a drinking binge two weeks ago.

Carney says he is willing to endure an alcohol ban until 2012, pay a $20,000 fine, undergo counselling and do community service - but not the playing ban.

"I want to be back helping the Raiders push for a finals berth this season," Carney told News Ltd.

"If they want to sack me, then I'll have to sit back down with my manager Dave Riolo and my family and discuss what could happen.

"The worst result we spoke about is that the NRL could de-register me, which means I'd have to go overseas.

"But my priority is to work things out with the Raiders and get back playing this year."

The Raiders are expected to make a decision on Monday on the talented playmaker's future at the club and have stated the five-point plan is non-negotiable.

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