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Raiders Carney and Irwin suspended

By Samuel Gordon-Stewart - 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
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johnboy 10:05 am
21 May 07
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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.

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bonfire 10:06 am
21 May 07
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at least hes not sticking his fingers up orifices or bronzing up like other rugby superstars.

what a great sport.

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Genie 10:14 am
21 May 07
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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.

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Sammy 10:21 am
21 May 07
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They give you the news and timesaver traffic updates

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

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bobbo123 10:31 am
21 May 07
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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?

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Genie 1:08 pm
21 May 07
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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.

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Genie 1:40 pm
21 May 07
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damn italics.

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jenna 1:59 pm
21 May 07
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” 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

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jenna 2:00 pm
21 May 07
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” 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

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justbands 2:52 pm
21 May 07
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“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.

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Thumper 3:16 pm
21 May 07
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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.

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brussel_sprouts 3:39 pm
21 May 07
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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!!!!!!!!!

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Genie 3:41 pm
21 May 07
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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.

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brussel_sprouts 3:47 pm
21 May 07
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SECOND.. THIRD.. FOURTH CHANCE?? HOW MANY TIMES WILL HE BE ALLOWED TO DISGRACE HIS CLUB??

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

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Thumper 3:59 pm
21 May 07
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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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