General NRL & Union Drugs Scandal 2015

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The Titans is the 6th. They were originally to be called the Gold Coast Dolphins.

Hehehehehehehehee Gold Coast Dolphins ! *Googles The Name* Holy shit dude you were serious ! o_O

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Btw : That and considering recent events does anybody else here besides me thinks it's the funny that latest team on Gold Coast was almost named after an animal with "blow" hole ? Anybody ? Anybody at all ? Dolphins ! Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehee ! :)
 
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Lockyer caught in whispers
BY PHIL ROTHFIELD AND REBECCA WILSON
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
SEPTEMBER 02, 2007 12:00AM
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Rumours ... Kangaroos captain Darren Lockyer coincidentally has been in the company of both Andrew Johns and Wendell Sailor before their drugs issues over the past 18 months.

KANGAROOS captain Darren Lockyer has been subjected to the same rumours of recreational drug use that circulated in rugby league circles for years about Andrew Johns.

While there is no proof Lockyer has taken drugs, the Broncos skipper has been mentioned in whispering campaigns for several years.

The Broncos management and coach Wayne Bennett have known of the rumours for some time involving their captain and other players at the club. The Broncos have led the way with drug testing in the NRL, conducting 600 internal tests over the past two seasons.

We mention Lockyer today because, coincidentally, he has been in the company of both Johns and Wendell Sailor before their drugs issues over the past 18 months.

Lockyer stayed at Sailor's Bronte home on the weekend his former Broncos team-mate used cocaine last year.

He also spent time with Johns in London last week before the former Knight was arrested for being in the possession of an ecstasy tablet. Lockyer was on his way home from the UK last night and could not be contacted.

His manager, George Mimis, was aware of the rumours two years ago and has spoken to Lockyer about it.

"You hear a lot of rumours about people all the time,'' Mimis said. "A couple of points need to be made. Darren saw Joey in London but didn't spend a lot of time with him. He was travelling with his fiancee.

"It's all right to claim someone's guilty by association but drug tests don't lie. Darren has been tested many times over the years and has never had a problem.''

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/lockyer-caught-in-whispers/story-e6frexni-1111114319999
 
Lockyer caught in whispers
BY PHIL ROTHFIELD AND REBECCA WILSON
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
SEPTEMBER 02, 2007 12:00AM
Bec&Buzz-5636256.jpg

Rumours ... Kangaroos captain Darren Lockyer coincidentally has been in the company of both Andrew Johns and Wendell Sailor before their drugs issues over the past 18 months.

KANGAROOS captain Darren Lockyer has been subjected to the same rumours of recreational drug use that circulated in rugby league circles for years about Andrew Johns.

While there is no proof Lockyer has taken drugs, the Broncos skipper has been mentioned in whispering campaigns for several years.

The Broncos management and coach Wayne Bennett have known of the rumours for some time involving their captain and other players at the club. The Broncos have led the way with drug testing in the NRL, conducting 600 internal tests over the past two seasons.

We mention Lockyer today because, coincidentally, he has been in the company of both Johns and Wendell Sailor before their drugs issues over the past 18 months.

Lockyer stayed at Sailor's Bronte home on the weekend his former Broncos team-mate used cocaine last year.

He also spent time with Johns in London last week before the former Knight was arrested for being in the possession of an ecstasy tablet. Lockyer was on his way home from the UK last night and could not be contacted.

His manager, George Mimis, was aware of the rumours two years ago and has spoken to Lockyer about it.

"You hear a lot of rumours about people all the time,'' Mimis said. "A couple of points need to be made. Darren saw Joey in London but didn't spend a lot of time with him. He was travelling with his fiancee.

"It's all right to claim someone's guilty by association but drug tests don't lie. Darren has been tested many times over the years and has never had a problem.''

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/lockyer-caught-in-whispers/story-e6frexni-1111114319999


Ah the Lance Armstrong defence, must be guilty then.;)
 
Hehehehehehehehee Gold Coast Dolphins ! *Googles The Name* Holy shit dude you were serious ! o_O

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Btw : That and considering recent events does anybody else here besides me thinks it's the funny that latest team on Gold Coast was almost named after an animal with "blow" hole ? Anybody ? Anybody at all ? Dolphins ! Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehee ! :)

The Redcliffe Dolphins have an NRL bid, maybe those shirts can have a birthday haha
 

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Lance Armstrong was good for one thing and one thing only - he proved how far out of touch drug testing and the authorities were to the drug users.

Although in a similarity between him and Lockyer there was a very strong whisper about his involvement with drugs for years.
 
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But hte players who were charged were done by the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (or whatever its called). They won't have any jurisdiction in Sydney, other than being able to pass on information to the NSW Police Dept. I can't see anything coming out of Sydney from this investigation, other than a promise to investigate and have a clean-out of anyone doing similar in NSW.

It's the Australian Crime Commission, a federal organization which also authored the Corruption in Sport report Project Aperio that started the Asada investigation .
 
As per the terms and conditions of the site (you agree to it when you sign up), everyone is responsible for the comments they make personally.

If we speculate like what is happening on other sites, that should be fine. However if someone comes here and starts telling a huge story on a particular situation, that can be construed as slander, and the site being a platform for it. So i would highly recommend noone do that.

If in doubt, steer towards not naming any individuals.
The guy in your avatar couldn't have said it better. Well he might have got them off by now, or got the players to invest in laser tag store to launder any money from their dealing, or called a guy about a vaccum cleaner and 4 hours later Bird would be living under a new identity in Waga Waga as a painter.

Good advice on being careful this a bit more serious then saying you heard play x is signing with club y.

We seem to be talking more about drugs the last couple of years then the football.


It's the Australian Crime Commission, a federal organization which also authored the Corruption in Sport report Project Aperio that started the Asada investigation .
This is pretty similar to the ASADA investigation in that another investigation leads to sportsmen getting implicated. Last time when the information got passed onto ASADA they along with the government got a little bullish about how big it was and what they knew and would uncover. That didn't turn out too well and the sports/players got off quite lightly.

ASADA got a lot of negative publicity last time but players have been named and charged this time, they might as well just wait until the players got through the court and then hand out an infraction.
 
Nother FACT is around 60% of New Zealander's are currently on some form or another of anti depressant "medication"

Where did you get this figure from? It sounds way to high. From a NZ herald article the figure is about 10% from oct 2012 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10839802 i really cant see it going to 60% in just 3 years.

After making into the NRL Grand Finals in 2011, the NZ Warriors went to 14th place on ladder in 2012, 11th place in 2013 and 9th in 2014. So yeah dude I can actually see it going 60% in just 3 years ... ;)
 
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Oh Dear "Broncos" maybe next in this saga.

Brisbane Broncos may be next target in drugs investigation

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February 25, 2015 - 6:39AM
https://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league...t-in-drugs-investigation-20150224-13nj9w.html

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NRL takes control of Titans
As the Gold Coast Titans struggle with a drugs scandal, the National Rugby League has stepped in to take control of the Titans, which has gone into voluntary administration.
The NRL is bracing itself for the Brisbane Broncos to become the next club to be embroiled in the cocaine scandal amid fears Broncos identities will be handed notices to appear before the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission.

The development comes as the QCCC foreshadowed the prospect of further arrests of "current or former sportspeople" by the end of this week or next. Fairfax Media understands the NRL is preparing for the worst, despite having no firm evidence on which to base its concerns, and the clear links between the club and former Bronco Karmichael Hunt, coupled with Brisbane's close proximity to the Gold Coast, is putting head office on high alert.

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Prepared for the worst: The NRL are bracing for the Brisbane Broncos to be dragged into the cocaine drug scandal that has engulfed the Titans. Photo: Getty Images

Hunt made his name during a six-year stint at Red Hill, graduating to Queensland and Australian honours in his 125-game NRL career. The code-hopper was keen to return to rugby league this year but the money available could not compare with the offer to join the Queensland Reds. But the 28-year-old still has close links with the league fraternity, particularly with Queensland-based NRL players.

The scandal may also extend to the AFL, given Hunt was contracted to the Gold Coast Suns for part of the QCCC's investigations, which ran from June to December of last year. Hunt also has close ties with the Brisbane Lions squad, raising the possibility of both AFL franchises being caught up in the scandal.

The evidence against those Titans who have been charged has been described as flimsy, but that information is coming from naturally prejudiced sources, namely the players' legal representatives. Nevertheless, the QCCC has chosen to make its revelations public, leading some to assume it has more evidence than has been made available ahead of the first court hearing on March 5.

There is every likelihood more players will be named should those already charged not fully co-operate with the QCCC. Like the Australian Crime Commission, the QCCC can compel witnesses to give truthful answers and jail is a consequence for those failing to do so. Under those conditions, interviews are likely to produce more names. It is understood the players will be grilled about one very prominent NRL player manager.

Fairfax Media on Tuesday revealed that part of the QCCC's investigations focused on the activities of former Queensland and Australian star Jason Smith during the 1994 Kangaroos reunion late last year. Officials attending the three-day celebration were reportedly dismayed by the disappearance of Smith and another high-profile Kangaroo for an entire day.

Even before the drugs revelations, there were concerns about the pair's activities throughout the 20-year reunion festivities. Smith and another Origin representative, Matt Seers, were charged with supplying cocaine earlier this year.

In a veiled swipe at the QCCC, Titans coach Neil Henry hit out at leaks that have resulted in the media seeming to have more information than the club or even the players charged. In a statement, the QCCC denied disseminating information to the press and said legislative restraints prevented it from fully briefing the affected clubs.

"The CCC's public statements have indicated this investigation is focused on a cocaine trafficking syndicate operating in South-East Queensland," the statement said. "At no stage has the CCC alleged any individuals charged in the last week have been trafficking cocaine or that there is a syndicate operating primarily in sporting organisations … The CCC will not allege any of the individuals charged in the last week used illegal substances in a performance enhancing capacity."

A weary Broncos contingent flew into Brisbane airport at midnight on Tuesday after travelling a day-and-a-half from the World Club Series in England. The Broncos beat Wigan in extra time then immediately boarded a bus for the four-hour journey to Heathrow. After a three-hour wait, they flew seven hours to Abu Dhabi before a 14-hour haul to Sydney, where they were delayed an extra hour before leaving for Brisbane.

with Roy Masters
 
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