General NRL & Union Drugs Scandal 2015

tajhay

🏉
I would honestly be shocked if someone like Corey Parker was caught up in this, he seems like the ultimate good guy. Theres not too many guys from Hunts era left in that team though.
Back in Hunts era, when the Broncos were hosted at City Rowers (defunct nightclub) at their 'afterparty venue' there were some names that seemingly were never there, and some who would always be there. Corey would be one of those people who were never there. My mate was a DJ there and I used to bump into the Broncos players a lot, and see them around the place as Karmichael actually lived in my suburb. There was one QLD and Aus footballer who was always with Karmichael, who is still at the Broncos. That player is an A grade cockhead. Just In case you were wondering, he had numerous issues and nearly gave the game away a couple of years back too. IF Karmichael was involved in anything back in the day, i would highly suspect that player to be involved as well.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Est95 and wallacenz
Alright this just in, again nothing that we don't already know, but it does give us a good summary of where we are at right now :


Queensland Crime Commission interviews footballers over drug scandal

Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission investigators have started face-to-face meetings with some of the footballers facing cocaine charges as intrigue continues to grow around which domino may be the next to fall in the unfolding scandal.

The CCC suggested on Tuesday that more arrests could be made by the end of this week or early next week, a statement that has set the rumour mill into overdrive and seen betting markets closed on the Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney NRL opener next Thursday.

In the meantime, Fairfax Media understands at least three of the accused have been questioned in the Commission's "Star Chamber", a forum that commands extraordinary powers over witnesses outside that of a police interview.

In Queensland, the Crime Commission is the only organisation that can conduct "coercive" hearings. These interviews dispense with the usual right to silence for fear of self-incrimination. The CCC can also demand the handover of phone or financial records.

On its website, the CCC says it uses "its coercive hearings power, not only in its own investigations, but also when police request assistance with serious crime investigations that cannot be advanced using traditional policing powers".

While the lawyer representing four Titans players, Campbell MacCallum, insists his clients will fight the charges, there has been no indication on how Reds star Karmichael Hunt intends to deal with the allegations he will face at Southport Court next week.

It is believed his legal team, like MacCallum, feels allegations of the supply of cocaine remain difficult to prove, while MacCallum has said there was no evidence his clients ever had the drug in their possession.

The Titans have stood down their players indefinitely. In contrast, the Reds have let Hunt continue on a modified training program that sees him complete requirements in the early morning before the main group arrives at Ballymore.

Reds coach Richard Graham said the former Bronco and Gold Coast Sun was dealing with the allegations as best he could. The Reds, meanwhile, have taken down certain promotional material bearing Hunt's image.

"He is in a good space. The issue is quite complex and he's dealing with it well," Graham said.

MacCallum has softened on suggestions his clients may sue the Titans should they be banned from the game during what could be prolonged legal proceedings, but remains defiant in the face of the charges.

"What the police are alleging is that on a couple of rare occasions, the players have sourced a small amount of cocaine from a particular person for personal use," MacCallum told Melbourne radio.

"They are relying on those transactions to be a supply of the dangerous drug to themselves or to some of their friends. It relies on some contact with a particular person."

He said he believed prosecutors would have a difficult time in court getting the charges over the line.

"The difficulty is they simply can't prove any possession. At no time have any of these players been found with cocaine in their possession, nor is there any photos or footage of them with cocaine."

The structure of a "Notice to Appear" means police and the CCC only had to give the accused a broad description of the charges, meaning the picture may become clearer once the full police brief is filed in court.

The CCC has become frustrated at the amount of information escaping to the media and was forced to go public to clarify a number of issues and urge caution in speculation around the case.

But there is increasing pressure on the crime body to get the charges over the line given the high profile of the athletes caught up in the complex sting.

Link : https://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/...tml?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
 
The TAB have suspended betting on the Broncos. Looks like shits about to go down...

Can't be all betting agencies, I'm with Tatts and the Donkeys are paying 2.20 for the win.
A few agencies over here have the option and others have suspended it, but the Broncos sponsor William Hill?? has suspended betting
 

Jordan G

Guest
The lawyer there does nothing to help the players public perception. Barely mentions that the clients are innocent, but rather continually points out the prosecution can't prove it.
 
Word is that the two older guys who got busted a while ago got a heap of gear. They then told those younger guys. "If you want some, or your mates want some. Come see us. The younger guys were then seen going to the older guys house and were then put under surveillance. They then continued going to see the old guys more frequently as more of their mates heard of a good solid dealer that wasn't going to go talk about the "big names" that he is selling to and get them in the shit. In other words, a solid dealer who wasn't going to go tell the world that he was dealing to all the big name stars. The younger stars got comfortable with the deal and word got around that this is the place to score if your a footballer.

Basically. These guys were just doing what many of us probably have done. A friend wanted some, a few knew where to get it, so they went and got it for them. Problem was, the cops were watching.
I wouldn't call it a syndicate, Its just a bunch of guys helping each other get what they want.
Dumb, yes.
Deep criminal underground network? No fucking way.
 
Word is that the two older guys who got busted a while ago got a heap of gear. They then told those younger guys. "If you want some, or your mates want some. Come see us. The younger guys were then seen going to the older guys house and were then put under surveillance. They then continued going to see the old guys more frequently as more of their mates heard of a good solid dealer that wasn't going to go talk about the "big names" that he is selling to and get them in the shit. In other words, a solid dealer who wasn't going to go tell the world that he was dealing to all the big name stars. The younger stars got comfortable with the deal and word got around that this is the place to score if your a footballer.

Basically. These guys were just doing what many of us probably have done. A friend wanted some, a few knew where to get it, so they went and got it for them. Problem was, the cops were watching.
I wouldn't call it a syndicate, Its just a bunch of guys helping each other get what they want.
Dumb, yes.
Deep criminal underground network? No fucking way.
What I want to know is how many children were involved, and how many burglaries these guys had to do so that they could afford these drugs?
 
  • Haha
Reactions: fizurg
"I got my blood tests back today and it's just as I feared, my body is filled with blood !" Seriously how stupid are Titans ? This just in:

LEAGUE
TITANS ACCUSSED OF DRUG COVER UP
Mat Mackay, WWOS & AAP
07:00 AEST Fri Feb 27 2015

The Gold Coast Titans are facing damning new allegations, with a report claiming they covered-up five positive drug tests following their Mad Monday celebrations in 2007.



Management at the club decided to covertly dug test players after their traditional end-of-season celebration, according to News Limited, who claim the surprise testing nabbed five players, including one of the Titans' biggest stars.


The club is accused of covering-up the results for fear of a public-relations nightmare in what was their founding year.


While none of the players are still at the club, the claims come as a further blow to Gold Coast who are now fighting to have five current players facing drug charges to be allowed to play after their court appearances.


Gold Coast coach Neil Henry has revealed his concern for the quintet, saying isolation is affecting them after they were stood down with the cocaine scandal sweeping through Queensland sport.

Beau Falloon and Jamie Dowling will face Southport Magistrates Court next Friday, two days before the Titans' NRL season opener against Wests Tigers.

And State of Origin stars Greg Bird and Dave Taylor plus outside back Kalifa Faifai Loa are set to appear on March 9.

The matters are expected to take up to two years to resolve but Henry believed the players should be given the green light to play after their initial court appearance.

"There's been players who've had to go to court but they've still played, they haven't been stood down, in a variety of codes, not just rugby league," Henry said.

"In fact, playing football and being around their mates will be a real bonus.

"The isolation at the moment is making it really difficult for our players."

Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) announced more arrests could be made by the end of this week or early next week as part of their investigation into the state's cocaine trafficking syndicate that has already claimed players in two codes.

Apart from the Titans players, Queensland Reds' code hopper Karmichael Hunt has become embroiled in the scandal.

And rumours have also linked four Broncos NRL players.

There is speculation that Brisbane will be the next NRL club engulfed in the scandal after some bookmarkers suspended betting on their NRL season opener against South Sydney next week.

Brisbane's official line is that they are "not concerned" by the speculation after having no contact from Queensland police or crime authorities.

And it was a line veteran backrower Corey Parker stuck to on Thursday.

"It is a frenzy," he said.

"All you guys (media) are here tiptoeing around the same question.

"But all it is is innuendo and rumours.

"I have got nothing else for you (on the topic)."

When asked whether he was shocked that Broncos players' names had been caught up in the rumours, Parker said: "What names are they?

"You are talking about names that are floating around but you can't give me one of them.

"It's rumour and innuendo until those names are specified or they are tapped on the shoulder.

"There is nothing else for me to say."

Link : https://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8961878