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News Drugs, sex, domestic violence: football's dark cover up

super_coach

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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
 

Perth Red

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Is there a proven correlation between stardom in the NRl and level of dumb stupidity off the field? Seems a lot of big names struggle to appreciate the $millions they are given and the privilege's they are afforded given their general lack of intellect and ability in most other facets of life!
 

Tiger5150

Juniors
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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

That is a great summary, Id put Girdler, Fittler in the first group. Definitely Sam,probably Gallen in the second group
 

Twizzle

Administrator
Staff member
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wonder if Sam will be asked to donate his brain to science once he's gone
 

butchmcdick

Immortal
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Good to see Burgess dropping the ball as much off the field as he did on the field.

you shut your whore mouth

he can’t help it

look at his brothers

dropping footballs is what they do

like benji’s flick pass dropping the ball is the burgess brothers signature move
 

THE CHAMP

First Grade
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Is there a proven correlation between stardom in the NRl and level of dumb stupidity off the field? Seems a lot of big names struggle to appreciate the $millions they are given and the privilege's they are afforded given their general lack of intellect and ability in most other facets of life!


I think it’s referred to as Ben Cousins syndrome
 

Someguy

Bench
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The stack of charges is getting pretty serious! How much further till being deported is a possible outcome?
 

super_coach

First Grade
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Have the NRL or the police handed down any findings on the SMH allegations. Would think after the events of the past few weeks it will be very hard to sweep them under the carpet..of course if there is any substance to the allegations
 

betcats

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Have the NRL or the police handed down any findings on the SMH allegations. Would think after the events of the past few weeks it will be very hard to sweep them under the carpet..of course if there is any substance to the allegations

The last thing the NRL wants to do is open that can of worms. This was the golden boy and souths are the golden club. There is no way they want to tarnish souths.
 
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