Well done NRL and channel 9 all that media focus over the years. 2014 every channel 9 game would have a burgees feature regardless of who was playing, every fumble was a strip penalty and refs would have to change a decision if Sam said so.
First he pays them back by using the status the NRL had created and cashing it in on a rugby contract. Then we let him back to the game constantly talk down his on field grubby behaviour, give him air time to complain about any other grubby player and quite possibly have this effecting judiciary outcomes. Cover up his off field shit and still promote him as the biggest thing this game has to offer.
thinking the people running nine and the NRL are on the same intelligence level as Sam. The face of league now has a massive black eye.
meanwhile Cam Smith is in comparison an angel on and off the field but media twist footage and ambush him during an interview to make his name dirt.
Mate it’s all the media. They hype these blokes up and make them into larger and life characters in the quest of ratings. Some players go along with it as they know it will create money streams for them, but they also know it’s all fantasy stuff.
Other like Sam, lap it up and believe all the hype and when the light goes out they are in big shit