Raiders Carney and Irwin suspended

By 19 May, 2007 35

Two Canberra Raiders NRL players have been suspended pending a police investigation into a pursuit through Bruce last night.

According to AAP, Todd Carney and Steve Irwin are the suspended players.

ACT Police say a 20-year-old man handed himself into the City Police Station last night, and faces three charges including failing to stop when directed by police, negligent driving and driving whilst disqualified.

Whilst AAP, the Raiders, ACT Police and the NRL have failed to name the twenty year old, it is clear from the Raiders website that Todd Carney is twenty years old, and Steve Irwin is twenty-three.

As there is an ongoing police investigation here, I remind you that the traffic offences are only alleged at this stage.

Thanks to 2GB’s Continuous Call Team via 2CC for the tip-off.

Samuel

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35 Responses to Raiders Carney and Irwin suspended
#1
Growling Ferret6:12 pm, 19 May 07

When I heard this morning from a source, I wondered how long it would take.

Todd Carney you dickhead.

Wonder if he will get off lighter than the skanky heroin addict sentenced earlier this week? He didn’t kill anyone and handed himself in…

But I hope you enjoy playing football in England.

#2
natecv811:57 pm, 19 May 07

Todd’s going to be in some serious shit now. It was only January this year that he got a 5 year license suspension and 3 year good behaviour bond for 2 of the 3 charges he’s up for this year.

Looks like someone is going to ‘discover the pluses of buses’ for the next 15 years

#3
Thumper6:31 am, 20 May 07

I can’t believe what an idiot he is.

How many chances does this guy need?

#4
Growling Ferret10:22 am, 20 May 07

Thumper

He’s a 20 year old, on 200k, who quit school at 17. He’s too dumb to get a degree, and sees him name in the papers. Other than footy, I doubt there is anything else of any value in his life…

Such a waste of talent in a socially inept moron

#5
blood_nut10:25 am, 20 May 07

ancd for the second time this year i find myself saying -

poor steve irwin – what a horrible tragedy

does that mean we can sign carney for a few more seasons for less $??

#6
Pandy11:01 am, 20 May 07

It’s Bindi I feel sorry for.

#7
Deadmandrinking2:44 pm, 20 May 07

Pandy, please die. I was hoping that wouldn’t be mentioned since I assume everyone’s already laughed it to death in their heads. Just more prove that god hates intelligence. That’s why we have the NRL.

#8
blood_nut3:04 pm, 20 May 07

jeez deadman, im the exact opposite – i was hoping someone would… so i did.

god bless the nrl.

and steve irwin jokes.

#9
bobbo1234:21 pm, 20 May 07

Heard about Carney’s latest naughtys early yesterday arvo on ABC Grandstand.

Surely he’s gone? Raiders have a great history of putting their heads in the sand and waiting for the nastiness to go away.. can’t imagine they’ll be up front taking the heat this time.

#10
VicePope4:47 pm, 20 May 07

Assume for the moment that all is as reported. The first response is to shake one’s head at how someone with so much talent in one part of life can be so lacking in commonsense, judgment etc. (The second is to try to think of a Steve Irwin joke, and then realise that would be an absolute crock, and so just look for a ray of light). The third is to reflect on some footballish things – what sort of idiot sets up these people to be role models, when all they have is a physical talent? How does a society appropriately reward effort of the sporting kind? In particular, how do you straighten out the thinking of someone who has been treated as if perfect, free of error and infitely forgiveable since he was about 8? What sort of program should be offered to give the occasional idiots playing sport a grip on what the real world looks like for normal people?

#11
smack5:30 pm, 20 May 07

When will dickheads in Canberra learn not to run from Police with all that has happened.

#12
Pandy5:53 pm, 20 May 07

Role model: The Raiders and and the NRL should NOT stick-up for them. Let the law run its course this time.

Frankly 3 stricks and you are out. But the Raiders wont do that. There will be a 4th.

#13
Absent Diane7:28 am, 21 May 07

um there is no god..

What can you expect from footy players!! they should be locked in cages when not playing their chosen sport.

#14
Ralph8:23 am, 21 May 07

He’s not getting sacked.

#15
Genie9:42 am, 21 May 07

i think the boys from 104.7 made a valid point this morning, would the common person get fired from their job just because of something that happened in their private life?? We’re only hearing about it because it is Todd Carney, if it was you or I, it would barely get a mention. Fair enough Todd Carney is probably on strike 3 but he is only 20years old.. How many stupid things did you guys all do at that age?? The NRL have also stepped down and suspended him and Irwin until they face court, then they will decide what happens. If he’s going to go to jail should he lose his job aswell ?

A lady who even rang into 104.7 this morning and joined in on the discussion stated that a child’s role model should be their parents, not some idiotic footballer. The parents should be there saying if you do something stupid like that you’ll get punished for it. Then again maybe Carney is trying to be a role model by showing youths just what will happen if you go out and do these stupid things.

Unless it states in Carney’s contract about good behaviour, he shouldn’t get dropped from the team and fired. He has a contract for his job like most people do for there’s. Again does anyone deserve to be fired for something they did OUTSIDE of work ?

#16
johnboy10:05 am, 21 May 07

a) Yes there are code of conduct provisions in Carney’s contract, are you insane?

b) Very few wild and crazy 20 year olds get CAUGHT the number of time Carney has. Especially after the last conviction a person capable of redemption might be expected to modify their behaviour.

c) It is obvious that the money and leisure time available to Carney as a professional rugby league player is destroying him. Think what’s best for him in the long term.

d) if you inform your opinions from FM104.7 god help you.

#17
bonfire10:06 am, 21 May 07

at least hes not sticking his fingers up orifices or bronzing up like other rugby superstars.

what a great sport.

#18
Genie10:14 am, 21 May 07

d) if you inform your opinions from FM104.7 god help you.

What else am i going to listen to while stuck in traffic ? They give you the news and timesaver traffic updates – my CD’s dont do that while im stuck in traffic.

#19
Sammy10:21 am, 21 May 07

They give you the news and timesaver traffic updates

And more ads in an hour than I would have thought possible.

#20
bobbo12310:31 am, 21 May 07

It’s not an issue about being a role model.. It’s more relevant that he has a contract with a strict code of conduct and he has continually broken it.

It’s the same as some individuals in the armed services or some police forces who have to sign code of coduct contingencies in their contracts.. it’s accepted that if they break those codes they’re gone.

The whisper is the Raiders have been struggling to get him in line from day one.. A nice kid from a disadvantaged background in Goulburn but just has no concept of limits or consequences.

And as for Steve Irwin.. what kind of mate gives a bloke like Carney his car keys after everything that’s happened?

#21
Genie1:08 pm, 21 May 07

And as for Steve Irwin.. what kind of mate gives a bloke like Carney his car keys after everything that’s happened?

What kind of mate lets his friend drive home drunk ?? Thats why Carney drove home. Fair enough i’m sure footballers can afford a Taxi fair – after all it was only for 5km’s. (any taxi drivers out there.. thats like what less than $10?)

on 104.7 And more ads in an hour than I would have thought possible. Lol i have to agree with you there.. “Ad free 50′s” What ad free 50′s ? All they do throughout the whole hour is advertise its an ad free 50.. :) I only listen to the radio when i want traffic updates or a news broadcast.. Or the unfortunate, not being able to afford foxtel and listening to the footy on the ABC radio.. :( sad sad life.

#22
Genie1:40 pm, 21 May 07

damn italics.

#23
jenna1:59 pm, 21 May 07

” The parents should be there saying if you do something stupid like that you’ll get punished for it. “

Except that we all know that consequences just don’t fit the crime. We see slaps on the wrist for vehicle crime all the time. How do parents explain that – just do it it Canberra and you’ll get away easy?

And sports players, TV stars, other famous people are role models as well as the parents. Children don’t live in a vacuum. This is a world of modern technology and they are exposed to lots of other modelling.

As for sports players, they are paid far too much money for simply playing a game. It’s time that the clubs spend some time on helping them develop and mature as smart, community minded individuals who will have something positive to show for all that money and time invested in them

#24
jenna2:00 pm, 21 May 07

” The parents should be there saying if you do something stupid like that you’ll get punished for it. “

Except that we all know that consequences just don’t fit the crime. We see slaps on the wrist for vehicle crime all the time. How do parents explain that – just do it it Canberra and you’ll get away easy?

And sports players, TV stars, other famous people are role models as well as the parents. Children don’t live in a vacuum. This is a world of modern technology and they are exposed to lots of other modelling.

As for sports players, they are paid far too much money for simply playing a game. It’s time that the clubs spend some time on helping them develop and mature as smart, community minded individuals who will have something positive to show for all that money and time invested in them

#25
justbands2:52 pm, 21 May 07

“As for sports players, they are paid far too much money for simply playing a game”

Their payments are in-line with the amount of money generated at the elite levels of their chosen sports. It’s only fair that they get their fair share…better that than the administrators taking it all.

#26
Thumper3:16 pm, 21 May 07

Justbands has nailed it there with payments commiserate to monies generated.

Having said that, money itself is not the simple cause for this behaviour. It would seem that most players are considerate to the community and community standards, however, there is an element in the game that seems to think that their status gives them a right to do whatever they please, and with impunity.

Most learn that their behaviour is reprehensible after transgressing a first time. Carney obviously didn’t learn a thing. maybe he should have been given time in the pokey the first time he was charged with DUI.

Mind you, this is all alleged at this stage.

#27
brussel_sprouts3:39 pm, 21 May 07

TODD CARNEY DOES THINGS OFF FIELD THAT ARE WAAAAY MORE STUPID AND IRRESPONSIBLE THAN TRAFFIC INFRINGEMENTS.. JUST LUCKY FOR HIM NOONE WRITES ABOUT IT IN THE PAPER!!!!!!!!!

#28
Genie3:41 pm, 21 May 07

You look at most stars who have their lives constantly in the publics eye.. They all have too much money than they know what to do with it, and alot of them have problems and addictions. Pick any celebrity these days.. alcohol, drugs etc.

I’m not saying that what he did is justified – but he’s being punished.. Everyone knows everything about him and his stuff ups just because he’s plays professional football. He’s most likely going to jail (or maybe he’ll get weekend detention like everyone else – then he still wont be able to play footy) he’s also stuffed his football career, has no chance of being selected for things like Origin or Tests. But Todd Carney isn’t the only footballer who does stuff like this. Other footballers havent been fired, and well if they did the Raiders gave them a second chance anyways.

#29
brussel_sprouts3:47 pm, 21 May 07

SECOND.. THIRD.. FOURTH CHANCE?? HOW MANY TIMES WILL HE BE ALLOWED TO DISGRACE HIS CLUB??

CARNEY – IF YOU CAN READ – YOURE A DISGRACE!!!

#30
Thumper3:59 pm, 21 May 07

Mr Brussel Sprouts,

If you didn’t use all capitals then people might listen to you. Maybe you haven’t realised but there are quite a number of intelligent people in here and one way to really piss them off is to use only capitals.

oh, and use of bad spelling, as well as misuse of apostrophes.

Apart from that, I agree with your sentiments.

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