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Seymour says Carney can recover

Ben Horne 20/04/2011 07:46:59 PM Comments (0)

Warriors halfback Brett Seymour sees similarities between his former self and troubled NRL star Todd Carney.

Seymour was sacked from Brisbane in 2007 and Cronulla in 2009 for alcohol-related issues, before making good of a lifeline thrown to him by the Warriors last season.

The 26-year-old vouched for Carney as a "quality fella" and from personal experience, sympathised with the challenge the Sydney Roosters five-eighth faces.

Seymour fell victim to the nightlife of Cronulla and believes the eastern suburbs party scene has got the better of Carney.

The Warriors No.7 said Carney can help himself make better choices by reconsidering the company he's keeping.

"Obviously that's a similar predicament to what happened to me at Cronulla. It's just the timing and the people he's socialising with and it's about making the right decision," Seymour told AAP.

"He made the statement he didn't want to drink and he's just finding it tough to surround himself with the right people.

"It's when he's got this spare time and knowing how to use it. It doesn't matter where you are there's always temptations around you, it's about making the right choices and sticking to it."

After being sacked by Canberra and deregistered by the NRL in 2008, the turnaround in Carney's personal life was the story of last season, capped by winning the Dally M medal.

However, his latest relapse has again thrown his career into doubt.

He was suspended indefinitely by the Roosters and must now seek medical and professional help before it can be determined when he might return to the NRL.

Seymour has made headlines for the right reasons and rebuilt his career with the Warriors and called on the game to be show Carney patience.

"He'd be feeling pretty lonely and hopefully the club can put some things in place to get him through these tough times," he said.

"I know him, he's a quality fella and I'm sure he'll get through it.

"He's not a guy you want to see leave our game and we shouldn't give up on him.

"He's shown he can do it in the past and hopefully Dave Gallop and these guys can put him on the right path and I'm sure he'll repay them."

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