The Canberra Raiders Board has laid down an ultimatum to Todd Carney. Sit out the rest of the NRL season and get counselling, or risk losing his contract with the Raiders. If Carney should lose his contract, he will then be de-registered from the NRL, meaning the only place he will be able to play footy is overseas. As part of Carneys rehab he will also have to volunteer in the community (please no jokes about cleaning public toilets). You can read the full story on www.nrl.com.au.
On side note I was at the Raiders game tonight, and Carneys replacement Mark Herbert, aquitted himself quite well. While he took a back seat to Terry Campese’s man of the match performance, he came up with some good kicks and managed to bag a try. It seems that the Raiders finally have a bit of depth, and the future is bright.