General Eleven Warriors in cap rort

Shaunie_old

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Shame on them.

https://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,18346377-23214,00.html

By Steve Mascord
March 5, 2006

ELEVEN New Zealand Warriors players were involved in the $860,000 salary cap rort that cost the club a hefty fine and four competition points.

NRL chief executive David Gallop made the admission when club bosses challenged him last week over why players weren't being directly punished for their involvement in dodgy deals.

Several sources have confirmed Gallop argued during a chief executives meeting that direct action could have been taken if there had been only a couple of stars affected but suspending 11 would be over the top.

"That sounds like a lot. I would have thought there were fewer but it could be right," Warriors chairman Maurice Kidd told The Sunday Telegraph when the figure was put to him.

"I haven't actually sat down and counted them."

Gallop said yesterday: "It's fair to say there were a number of transactions, ranging from sloppy paperwork to undisclosed arrangements which were more serious.

"Some of them were only in the area of totalling a few thousand dollars."

South Sydney chief executive Shane Richardson wants all players involved in misdealings banned for six weeks - something the NRL can do under current rules.

But Kidd responded: "That's a difficult one.

cap is the club's responsibility.
"If a player signs a contract, howdoes he know that the earnings of his teammates put them over the cap?

"I suppose what it does show is that they need to take responsibility for the sort of things they are being offered. But I have a problem with it (punishing players)."

The New Zealanders have until Thursday to respond to their breach notice, which involves a $430,000 fine and the loss of four competition points before they have won any

When that process is complete, salary cap auditor Ian Schubert will hand over details of his investigation to the Agent Accreditation Committee.

AAC operations manager Paul Osborne will then make a recommendation on whether any managers should be deregistered.

The Warriors came under increasing scrutiny during the week when a former player claimed that director of football John Hart told him the Warriors had a "salary cap issue" and quibbled over $10,000 - five months before the club came forward over cap breaches.

Officials have maintained they didn't know about the cap drama until two weeks ago.

Backrower Karl Temata, now with the Harlequins league team in London, told TV New Zealand that on September 7 last year Hart said "we don't have an issue with you - it's a salary-cap issue. That's why we haven't offered you anything".

Hart also allegedly made Temata surrender a month's pay - in writing - but Kidd said: "Releasing a player for salary-cap reasons does not mean we knew about major salary-cap problems at the time."

The Sunday Telegraph
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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We're never really going to know which 11 players were involved in this. We can spend forever just trying to figure that out. But, I think all this negative attitude from the media and some fans (not all mind you) needs to end and let us just focus on what we can do and that's play good football.
 

Wiki_old

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Who cares. Its over now.

We got our punishment and its gone away. As long as we get under the cap, the season goes on.
 

mattyj_old

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Shaunie said:
Shame on them.

Shame on you being a cock......

Do you think the players each have calculator and punch in an amount to make sure it doesn’t take the team over the cap each time they get paid??.

They play footy and take the cash, thats it.

Shame on the club and the player managers for dirtying the players names with their shithouse backdoor dealings. But unfortunately its no fun dragging a player managers name through the media because they dont sell papers.....
 

Ronnie_7_old

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Well said mattyj.

There goes Souths butting their head in trying to get players suspended for 6 weeks coz they think it will lessen their chances of getting the wooden spoon.
 

Shaunie_old

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mattyj said:
Shaunie said:
Shame on them.

Shame on you being a cock......

Do you think the players each have calculator and punch in an amount to make sure it doesn’t take the team over the cap each time they get paid??.

They play footy and take the cash, thats it.

Shame on the club and the player managers for dirtying the players names with their shithouse backdoor dealings. But unfortunately its no fun dragging a player managers name through the media because they dont sell papers.....

You aren't the first, and probably won't be the last fan who has been sucked into think the players are all angels who can do no wrong.
 

Paul Holmes_old

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Shaunie said:
mattyj said:
Shaunie said:
Shame on them.

Shame on you being a cock......

Do you think the players each have calculator and punch in an amount to make sure it doesn’t take the team over the cap each time they get paid??.

They play footy and take the cash, thats it.

Shame on the club and the player managers for dirtying the players names with their shithouse backdoor dealings. But unfortunately its no fun dragging a player managers name through the media because they dont sell papers.....



You aren't the first, and probably won't be the last fan who has been sucked into think the players are all angels who can do no wrong.

the players job is to play footy, its up to to management to manage contracts and how they fit into the salary cap.
how is an individual player supposed to know what every single other player is earning including all benefits etc and whether is fits under the cap?
Shame on you for being a douchebag.
 

da mad maori

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To my way of thinking, its not the players or their respective managers who are at fault. It is our C.E.O. and his deputy at the time.
The players manager puts up what his player is worth, plus extras'. It is up to whoever at the time, to make sure they can afford it and at the same time stay under the cap.
But geez, one minute we're only 10k over the cap, then next we have 11 players involved in salary cap issues.
If that the case, then we need a good kick right up the jacksie.
One thing I know for certain, our boys are in for a tough "on the road" season.The opposing fans are going to give them hell. Lets hope we're big enough to give it back.....on the scoreboard.
 

warriors4life_old

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Why does David Gallop keep resurfacing this topic? He should just let it go and get a hobby.
 

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