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  1. Poupou Escobar

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    Are the Roosters teflon ?

     
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    So no one has done anything wrong .... :thinking:
     
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    Detective Dazzle solves yet another case.

    You are a complete idiot.
     
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    Yeah probably.

    Pfft!

    Dickhead.
     
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    Irony.
     
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    his former agent is Izaac Moses

    make of that what you will
     
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    I make it that hiney is a keyboard warrior!
     
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    well you just proved one thing
     
  11. Gronk

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    What the actual f**k ?



    ^^^^^^

    The NRL is scrambling to explain why Cameron Smith’s wife Barb was presented with a diamond ring in recognition of her husband’s 400th game.

    The gift was not listed among the official ones to Smith when the NRL formally celebrated his milestone in July and has raised questions about why the wife of a player would be rewarded by the game.

    The lavish gift was not approved by the Australian Rugby League Commission.

    At the time of the milestone match, the NRL revealed it was presenting Smith a Waterford crystal football after the game, as well as a specially commissioned mural in Smith’s image in Richmond.

    No mention of the diamond ring was made.

    Greenberg presented Barb Smith with the ring at a private dinner the NRL held for her husband in the week leading up to this 400th game. While the dinner was covered in various sections of the press, there was no mention of the ring.

    NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg defended the gift on Thursday.

    “Our biggest stars wouldn’t be where they are today without the women in their lives,’’ Greenberg said.

    “We make no apologies for honouring the amazing role Barb has played and the sacrifices she has made throughout Cameron’s career.

    “His feat made history and may never be done again. It was right to acknowledge the achievement in the way we did.”

    The Storm denied they were involved.

    “We had no idea it was coming,” Storm chief executive Dave Donaghy said. “It was a gift from the NRL. We gave her a bunch of flowers.”

    It comes after the NRL allowed Smith a testimonial game at Suncorp Stadium at the start of last year, well before his retirement, when he pocketed $150,000 while donating $15,000 to a charity.

    There’s no suggestion that Smith or his wife have done anything wrong.

    A concern for Smith and the NRL is also whether the gift has income tax implications.

    While Barb Smith will claim the ring was a gift, the Australian Taxation Office could deem it assessable income given the ring was received in recognition of her husband’s occupation.

    An NRL spokesman said the gift to Barb Smith had no salary cap implications.

    “It is a gift from the NRL,” the spokesman said. “No different to gifts for 300 games, premiership rings or players who are paid out of the NRL marketing fund to promote events.”

    The NRL says that, depending on the player’s circumstances, it will replicate the gift for any player who gets to 400.

    St George Illawarra’s James Graham played his 400th first-grade game last weekend with limited official recognition.

    Why Smith’s wife was given the gift at all is confusing given Smith received the Waterford crystal ball in recognition of his achievement.

    There are also questions around the lack of transparency around the lavish present given how well Smith has been rewarded and the peculiar relationship between the Storm and the game’s administration.

    Melbourne have been allowed to celebrate their 2009 season, for instance, going as far as carrying official commemoration on their NRL jersey ‘‘celebrating 1999 & 2009 grand finals’’, with no recrimination from the NRL.

    This is after the Storm were stripped of their 2009 premiership for cheating the salary cap.

    The Storm had their name removed from the premiership trophy and were ordered to remove the 2007 and 2009 premierships from their website.
     
  12. 84 Baby

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    I think for the most part it’s an Abbott style captains call f**k up. The Scum exec said it best “we gave her a bunch of flowers”. I get they want to recognise women in league, but it sounds over the top, considering all the bending over they’ve done for #CAM4000.
    And allowing them 2009 champs on official merchandise? Don’t the NRL have ownership over that somewhat? If so, where are their cajones?
    And where was the dick slobbering by Fox for Graham’s 400th?
     
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    Guess the NRL will fine Lane a similar amount to cover the cost of kissing Cams ring so to speak. Yet again, the Terrorgraph goes over the top, and the club pays the price, such is a day in the life of Slothfield.
     
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    They will have to up Lane's fine now with the 15k ring and the Tax that goes on top of it...
     
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    I didnt watch last years GF and have not missed one since 1990 but if Smith and Greenberg are not gone soon I wont be watching or wasting my money on the NRl for a while...
     
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    Meanwhile Toddy has hit back.

     
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    The double standards that exist in the NRL are truly embarrassing.

    Pay for a 15k ring for a Millionaires wife while the game in the bush in on deaths door. How much could that money of done for a struggling club???? Greenburg is an absolute incompetent clown.
     
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    Way to misread a crowd Toodster. The problem has next to nothing to do with #CAMfinity and even less to do with his wife
     
  19. 84 Baby

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    Those clubs should be more like #CAMillionaire! Then they wouldn’t be struggling
     
  20. JokerEel

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    Smith Made his millions from his business..
    Smith's Ocean tours established 2009
     

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