General Another NRL Scandal Brewing

Skinny_Ravs82

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Yet another league player is under investigation for hi-jinks on the drink.

Broncos' half Brett Seymour has been named as the player in the middle of an investigation into an alleged incident at a Brisbane hotel early Monday morning.

The NRL club has asked Queensland Police to investigate claims Seymour was involved in an alleged assault. It is understood a female hotel patron is deciding whether to make a complaint.

Broncos' CEO Bruno Cullen says they have started the investigation. Cullen says they are not trying to hide anything, so have gone on the front foot over the alleged incident.

Several players from other clubs have been caught in off-field, alcohol wrangles during the current season.
 

ONETRIBECHIEF_old

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Brett Seymour was just angry the Broncos are not renewing his contract at the end of the year. I reckon he will go to Souths as they need a halfback because Ben Walker is leaving at the end of the year
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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Yeah maybe. Here's the article that also points to his dropping from the club

www.news.com.au

BRISBANE has dropped a bombshell on halfback Brett Seymour, telling the troubled playmaker he is no longer required by the club.

The 22-year-old previously had an option to stay at the Broncos until the end of next year. But now he will be shown the door at the end of this season.

He could choose to stay at Red Hill and fight for his place in the elite NRL squad, but has been told there is no chance of him playing first grade for Brisbane again.

Sources close to the club have told the Sunday Mail that Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett delivered the news to Seymour on Thursday with senior players and staff present.

Seymour was approached by the Sunday Mail yesterday but declined to comment while his manager George Mimis and Bennett could not be contacted late yesterday.

The writing was on the wall for the former Souths Mackay junior star who was dropped to the Toowoomba Clydesdales state league side just two days earlier.

He did not train with the Clydesdales after being told he was unwanted by the Broncos next year and it is unsure if he'll play for Brisbane's feeder club against Wynnum-Manly today.

Once touted as a possible State of Origin halfback, Seymour has been plagued by injuries since making his first grade debut in 2002.

Originally a five-eighth considered to be the "next big thing", Seymour has also been severely hindered by a lack of confidence in the demanding halfback role.

He had shoulder surgery in the off-season and was relegated to Wizard Cup duties a few weeks into the season with veteran Redcliffe playmaker Shane Perry elevated to the top side.

It was rumoured that Seymour was being "shopped around" to other clubs earlier in the season when he was languishing in the Wizard Cup, but


Brisbane decided to hang on to him in case of injures.
Seymour earned a reprieve with Perry out injured and he played against Melbourne and North Queensland in Brisbane's last two outings.

With his career as a Bronco on the line, he was ineffective in both matches and was replaced by utility Shaun Berrigan for today's match against West Tigers at Suncorp Stadium.

At his weekly pre-game press conference yesterday, Bennett was coy when asked after the troublesome halfback position.

"You don't want to keep changing your halfbacks, that's not what you want to do," Bennett said.

"Hopefully tomorrow will be better than what it was the last time we played."

He said he had long-term plans to permanently fill the spot, but he would look to Berrigan and Perry to do the job for the rest of the season.

Bennett rejected suggestions the Broncos were in another late-season form slump despite losing four of their last six matches ahead of today's round 21 clash with the Wests Tigers at Suncorp.

Brisbane's winning ratio from round 20 onwards over the last five years is just 25 per cent and the Broncos showed no signs of burying the hoodoo with a 26-10 loss at the hands of North Queensland last weekend.

Bennett conceded Brisbane's display against the undermanned Cowboys was poor, saying the Broncos were "still on holidays" after the ploy of giving Broncos players seven days off during the recent bye week.

However, he said the initiative would pay dividends in the next month and ensure no repeat of past finals flops. "It's (late season failures) not an issue at the moment," Bennett said after training yesterday.
 

Sinbad_old

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Most probably be signed by the Sharks next week.

I believe that they are trying to sign Gower as well !

That way they can always win the drinking races at the after match functions anyway !
 

Jesbass_old

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I wonder what will happen here, in light of the Latu fallout. I doubt he'll get dropped, because it could easily be described as an accidental head clash as he was trying to kiss the woman - it's much less clear than a punch to the face.
 

Jesbass_old

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From www.nzherald.co.nz:

Seymour To Play Despite Assault Claims

The Brisbane Broncos today said half-back Brett Seymour will be allowed to play this weekend despite being questioned by police over an alleged assault at a Brisbane hotel.

Police investigations are continuing today into separate incidents involving two high-profile Broncos players.

Detectives have received a formal complaint from a woman who claims she was assaulted by a player near a cab rank outside a Brisbane nightclub on Friday night.

The woman allegedly suffered minor injuries in the incident.

The case follows confirmation that Seymour was questioned by police over a separate alleged assault at Toowong's Regatta hotel in the early hours of Monday morning.

Two women lodged an official complaint against Seymour on Tuesday.

No charges have been laid in relation to either incident.

Broncos managing director Bruno Cullen said the National Rugby League (NRL) club was also conducting its own internal investigations.

"He's [Brett Seymour] been interviewed by the police and the police haven't charged him, so where it stands at the moment is that's the status quo," Mr Cullen said.

"But our position may change and the two things that would make it change would be if our own investigation brings up something that needs to be addressed, or alternatively the police lay charges."

Mr Cullen said Seymour would be allowed to line up for the Broncos' feeder club, the Toowoomba Clydesdales, this weekend.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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Hmm this starting to get serious now. Well, he's allowed to play this weekend so hopefully it doesn't effect his football. At the rate all these incidents keep happening the players might as well have their own babysitters! :p
 

ONETRIBECHIEF_old

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he should be deregisted from the NRL they set the benchmark with Latu now the have to do the same with Seymour.
I reakon they wount because he is a aussie
 

sebastian_old

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ONETRIBECHIEF said:
he should be deregisted from the NRL they set the benchmark with Latu now the have to do the same with Seymour.
I reakon they wount because he is a aussie

Damn good point!! Double standards because hes white, descracefull.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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sebastian said:
ONETRIBECHIEF said:
he should be deregisted from the NRL they set the benchmark with Latu now the have to do the same with Seymour.
I reakon they wount because he is a aussie

Damn good point!! Double standards because hes white, descracefull.

Completely agree with both of you. Everything in the NRL camp is lopesided is it seems.
 

Jesbass_old

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sebastian said:
ONETRIBECHIEF said:
he should be deregisted from the NRL they set the benchmark with Latu now the have to do the same with Seymour.
I reakon they wount because he is a aussie

Damn good point!! Double standards because hes white, descracefull.

Colour has nothing to do with it, but you may have a case arguing that nationality does.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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Something else to add to the mess...perhaps

Broncos Deny Hunt Allegations
The Brisbane Broncos have lashed out at allegations test fullback Karmichael Hunt was involved in late-night misbehaviour.

Broncos chief executive Bruno Cullen has labelled reports that Hunt was at the centre of a cab-rank assault as "disgraceful and irresponsible".

Australia's Channel 10 reports a woman filed a complaint that the injured Kangaroos fullback squirted water at her in Brisbane's CBD late on Saturday night.

Channel 7 reports Hunt sparked a melee which saw six people arrested early on Sunday morning after pushing a woman at the cab rank.

The Broncos have issued a statement to say Hunt was not a nominated suspect, nor involved in the incident.

Meanwhile, Sydney Roosters winger Amos Roberts is free to play in Sunday's clash against Newcastle after beating a grade one dangerous throw charge at the NRL judiciary.

Roberts was charged for a 73rd minute tackle during last Sunday's 40-20 win over North Queensland and risked missing two games if he unsuccessfully contested the charge.

The 25-year-old faced a one-game suspension with an early guilty plea.

However, Roberts is now available for the Knights match.

The news is a timely boost for the Roosters, who need to win all their remaining matches to have any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals.
 

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