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Michael Picker does a Carney?

By 20 September 2010 15

ABC Grandstand is reporting that the Raiders’ Michael Picker has had a lucky escape.

Police said in a statement Pickers vehicle overturned on Gunderoo Road on Saturday night.

The 21-year-old later attended Crookwell Police station where Police allege he returned a reading of .209.

The club is waiting for the court process before deciding what to do with him.

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15 Responses to Michael Picker does a Carney?
#1
bitzermaloney2:04 pm, 20 Sep 10

Does that mean he’ll be a Dally M Winner in a couple seasons or does he still have a few more bad boy records to break before he gets there?

#2
caf3:12 pm, 20 Sep 10

It’s not “a Carney” unless there’s mituration involved.

#3
Thumper3:58 pm, 20 Sep 10

or a song…

#4
acej919:30 pm, 20 Sep 10

You should all be ashamed of yourselves!
He is a young man.. everyone makes mistakes it’s just not published.
I am sure that you have all driven whilst you have been drinking or been a passenger in a car where the driver was influenced.
Nobody was hurt in this.
Yes he was lucky and I can guarentee he will learn from this.
He has a stronf family base that will be there for him.
And the club is supporting him.
How many chances did Todd Carney get?
I know for a fact that a lot of the things he did didn’t even make the papers.
I just love how quick you were all to compare him to Todd Carney.
Todd has a lot of issues and is working through them.
Mick is nowhere close to being how Todd was.
You all should realise that nobody is perfect and we ALL make mistakes.
Therefore you have no right to judge Mick or his actions.

#5
Thumper9:43 pm, 20 Sep 10

Therefore you have no right to judge Mick or his actions.

0.209, now grow up.

#6
Tooks9:46 pm, 20 Sep 10

acej91 said :

You should all be ashamed of yourselves!

The only one who should feel ashamed is the bloke who blew .209

He should also feel fortunate that he didn’t suffer a career ending (or life ending) injury.

#7
Growling Ferret9:50 pm, 20 Sep 10

Ace

Best if you don’t fire up about it, or you will get flamed by the keyboard warriors, then come back with ‘you are all dickheads’ before never posting here again etc etc

Best too that Picker doesn’t do it again, gets his shit together and realises this was a monumental wakeup call, pulls his finger out in the off season and breaks into first grade or he could end up being Captain Coach of Bigga in 2012.

#8
sunshine9:50 pm, 20 Sep 10

acej91 said :

You should all be ashamed of yourselves!
He is a young man.. everyone makes mistakes it’s just not published.
I am sure that you have all driven whilst you have been drinking or been a passenger in a car where the driver was influenced.
Nobody was hurt in this.
Yes he was lucky and I can guarentee he will learn from this.
He has a stronf family base that will be there for him.
And the club is supporting him.
How many chances did Todd Carney get?
I know for a fact that a lot of the things he did didn’t even make the papers.
I just love how quick you were all to compare him to Todd Carney.
Todd has a lot of issues and is working through them.
Mick is nowhere close to being how Todd was.
You all should realise that nobody is perfect and we ALL make mistakes.
Therefore you have no right to judge Mick or his actions.

blah blah blah
i have absolutely no sympathy for people who drink and drive – he’s the one who should be ashamed of himself. what if he had killed some one – oh yeh i forgot, it’s ok he didn’t………….this time

#9
vg9:57 pm, 20 Sep 10

“Therefore you have no right to judge Mick or his actions.”

I have never been done for 4x the legal limit. I have every right

#10
junkett11:35 pm, 20 Sep 10

It’s not Joe, a possible Campo replacement, thereby an automatic target. MICHAEL Picker is the “alleged baddy” involved to use the PC term.

As a Raiders fan, if MP has gone so far over on DUI, bin him from the Raiders’ staff. If not, we should all apologise.

Don’t for a minute think anyone condones drunk drivers. As much as we love footy, it’s only a game. I’d lost my own faith in the Raiders, but their stance with Carney – as much as it hurts us now – earned my respect.

Final shock: Rugby League fans aren’t all knuckle dragging Neanderthals. We do realise the implications of bad behaviour. And we don’t like it.

#11
pptvb7:56 am, 21 Sep 10

vg said :

“Therefore you have no right to judge Mick or his actions.”

I have never been done for 4x the legal limit. I have every right

Being only 21, isn’t 0.209 10x the legal limit?
He’s a lucky boy to be alive.

#12
p18:01 am, 21 Sep 10

Thumper said :

or a song…

I assumed that these

acej91 said :

You should all be ashamed of yourselves!
He is a young man…
….etc

We song lyrics in response to Thumper. Then realised they didn’t rhyme.

#13
sec11:48 pm, 25 Sep 10

I was the person that was first on the scene of the accident. I certainly do not condone the stupidity of drink driving & yes Michael had a very lucky escape which I have every confidence he is well aware of. I dont however believe that it is right to crucify or hold him to a higher standard than other people just because he happens to be in the public arena.

The law will run its course, however the consequences to this incident will always stay with Michael. Before anyone puts forward their opinions I would reccomend having a good hard think about stupid & reckless things that you have done and some of the poor choices you have made before passing judgement on another person.

This was a reckless and poor decision that thankfully had a good outcome. I feel confident in saying that I believe Michael will consider his actions more carefully in the future.

I think it is important to keep things in perspective, one bad choice should not affect an otherwise unblemished character. We are not talking about a persistant repeat offender, we are talking about 1 lapse in judgement.

As a society we need to stop seeking perfection in others. The reality is that every person has their own individual flaws. The important thing is to take the lessons we learn from the choices we make and apply them to the choices we make in the future.

If you are genuinely remorseful for your actions the evidence will be in the choices you make from this point on. I look forward to watching Michaels career unfold and wish him all the best as I am sure he has a very bright future.

#14
vg2:59 pm, 25 Sep 10

sec1 said :

I was the person that was first on the scene of the accident. I certainly do not condone the stupidity of drink driving & yes Michael had a very lucky escape which I have every confidence he is well aware of. I dont however believe that it is right to crucify or hold him to a higher standard than other people just because he happens to be in the public arena.

The law will run its course, however the consequences to this incident will always stay with Michael. Before anyone puts forward their opinions I would reccomend having a good hard think about stupid & reckless things that you have done and some of the poor choices you have made before passing judgement on another person.

This was a reckless and poor decision that thankfully had a good outcome. I feel confident in saying that I believe Michael will consider his actions more carefully in the future.

I think it is important to keep things in perspective, one bad choice should not affect an otherwise unblemished character. We are not talking about a persistant repeat offender, we are talking about 1 lapse in judgement.

As a society we need to stop seeking perfection in others. The reality is that every person has their own individual flaws. The important thing is to take the lessons we learn from the choices we make and apply them to the choices we make in the future.

If you are genuinely remorseful for your actions the evidence will be in the choices you make from this point on. I look forward to watching Michaels career unfold and wish him all the best as I am sure he has a very bright future.

That’s just beautiful. I have been the first on the scene of hundreds of accidents. ‘Lapse of judgement’? Eff me, grow up and stop making excuses for idiotic behaviour. 0.209 is not a ‘lapse of judgement’. 0.06 might be. 0.209 involves a conscious effort in getting behind the wheel when hammered, so don’t run that bollocks.

Ask Dave Gallop what he thinks when players try to run the old, ‘I never wanted to be a role model’. His answer ‘You don’t have a choice’. If you choose a public lifestyle you bear the consequences.

Interesting how you’re running the ‘let he who has not sinned cas the first stone’. I’ve never been done for drink driving, and I have a bag of rocks I’ll use

#15
sec15:38 pm, 26 Sep 10

Well VG I can appreciate and respect you have a very different view point, having attended so many accidents, I can only imagine you have chosen a profession where this is commonplace. I however did not. For what it is worth I am more than “grown up” and I have worked with my fair share of habitual offenders of both serious and stupid crimes. Im not quite sure where you get the idea I was somehow making excuses – I assure you I was not. What he did was completely reckless, and stupid. I drive on that road every day and if I had left Canberra earlier I would have been in almost the same place at the same time and the outcome may have been very different. I dont make excuses for idiotic behaviour.

Michael made a conscious choice to get behind the wheel yes, however being in the state he was in, that judgement was completely impaired. I am not the kind of person that would usually make any comment, the only point I was attempting to make was that it really is ridiculous how over the top the media gets. Regardless of your profession everyone is entitled to a measure of privacy, and I have no doubt that Michael is about to get his fair share of lessons on actions & consequences.

Like you VG I have never been caught or more importantly have never driven after drinking. But I am sure like myself at some point in your life you have made at least 1 poor choice, if not then let me just say how truely humbled I am to be in the presence of perfection. I do however think it is safe for you to put your bag of rocks away :)

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