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Goodwin ends battle over Raiders sacking

19/08/2009 08:11:54 PM Comments (0)

NRL winger Bronx Goodwin has dropped his industrial relations proceedings against former club Canberra.

Goodwin, now with Cronulla, was sacked by the Raiders at the end of the 2008 NRL season for bringing the club into disrepute after he had been charged and convicted following a brawl.

The 24-year-old had opted to challenge his dismissal in the Industrial Relations Commission but the Raiders announced on Wednesday the matter had been resolved.

Goodwin issued a short statement saying he was ready to move on.

"I am pleased the matter is resolved," Goodwin said.

"I accept that players have to take responsibility for their own actions. I am now focused on rebuilding my career in the NRL."

Raiders chief executive Don Furner said the Raiders had shown they were committed to their stance on player behaviour.

"I think we have demonstrated today that our club has high standards and expectations in regards to off field behaviour," Furner said.

"We take our responsibilities to the community and our sponsors seriously and we haven't backtracked from our strong stance on what we think is acceptable behaviour by our players."

NRL chief executive David Gallop was also pleased with the outcome.

"The club had performed its obligations under the contract and should be supported for sending a clear message in this area," Gallop said.

"Legal actions are expensive for all parties but the fact is that our rules are clear and they are able to withstand challenge.

"The best possible message is for everyone to ensure they do the right thing and help contribute a positive image for the game."

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