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The Carney dilemma – Get a real job, or sue

By johnboy - 10 January 2009 20

LeagueHG informs us that the man who has given so much mirth to Canberra, Todd Carney, is considering suing for the right to play Rugby League in Australia as the realisation dawns that his criminal past makes getting working visas for overseas opportunities tricky.

The NRL would probably like Todd to work a real job for a year before a 2010 return, but I’ve got a sneaking suspicion a court would agree they can’t keep him in the freezer on a whim.

Raiders management will reportedly be unhappy if he were allowed to play for anyone else this year, but it’s not like he’s their property either.

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The Carney dilemma – Get a real job, or sue
BerraBoy68 6:48 am 13 Jan 09

Thumper said :

As a footballer he is an absolute tool and he has shown this time and time again.

Maybe it is time for him to get a menial, ‘real’ job and see what life is really like. Maybe it will change his perspective on live?

Who knows, it may well be the making of him as decent human being, and if so, then there’s nothing to stop him going back and playing footy again. After all, he is still only young.

Well said Thumper. Putting into perspective, he’s only sidelined for 12 months. You can get the same time out of the game for any number of pre-season injuries. If his manager was doing his job properly be he’s getting Todd to do some worthwhile work that might modify Todd’s behaviour but more importantly rehabilitate his public reputation. All they can do is look to getting him back on the paddock in ’10. By turning this years enforced break into an opportunity rather than a setback they can set Carney up for good sponsorship earnings at the end of this season.

Xbikee 4:32 am 13 Jan 09

Can I sum this one for you all? … Todd WHO?

poptop 1:24 pm 11 Jan 09

I love it when celebrities go bad.

Although I can never understand why, for example, a capacity to kick/hit/throw a ball extremely well should make a person less of a toad than ordinary mortals. Give any 22 year old a truckload of money and tell them they are fabulous – what do you expect to happen?

I’d be a far more creative celebrity from hell.

Give me lots of money and I’ll demonstrate.

Nambucco Deliria 11:00 am 11 Jan 09

I remember reading that he’d been ‘encouraged’ to go and help out at some form of drop-in centre for druggists or young people who’s deprived childhoods had forced them into menacing people at servos with syringes filled with tomato sauce, and commenting to the press (OK, a Canberra Times cheerl- sorry, sports journalist) what a positive effect working with ‘real people’ had had on him.
One of the helpers at this centre mentioned that he had given an undertaking to return to see how his new friends were doing in their struggle to become productive members of society.
Once Plod had taken the hard word off of Carney’s shoulders?
“he hasn’t been back”
And that is the last breath or indeed keystrock I’m going to waste on this absolute tosser.

Thumper 9:26 am 11 Jan 09

As a footballer he is an absolute tool and he has shown this time and time again.

Maybe it is time for him to get a menial, ‘real’ job and see what life is really like. Maybe it will change his perspective on live?

Who knows, it may well be the making of him as decent human being, and if so, then there’s nothing to stop him going back and playing footy again. Afterall, he is still only young.

ant 9:01 am 11 Jan 09

The Raiders could extend the hand of help, and make him the waterboy/shirt washer/trainer’s assistant for a year. He could wrangle the tackle bags and things.

That might help him to calm down a bit.

I’m surprised that this agent person didn’t raise the issue earlier that getting a visa with a fresh criminal record was going to be quite difficult, no matter how wonderful a football player one is.

johnboy 8:56 am 11 Jan 09

I dunno guys.

It’s not as if he’s going to do anything more worthwhile with his life than play Rugby League. It seems like a waste of human potential to force him into being a second rate shop-boy or brickies labourer.

goose 7:53 am 11 Jan 09

He’s had several wake up calls and is obviously not very bright as he still managed to get himself in the !*^#
Time to get a NORMAL job and a NORMAL life as he can’t handle a small amount of footy fame.

Vic Bitterman 10:18 pm 10 Jan 09

All of the above people have kindly spoken on my behalf too.

Thumper 4:03 pm 10 Jan 09

Suck it up. Get a job like everyone else.

BerraBoy68 3:02 pm 10 Jan 09

I think he had enough warnings from the powers that be to make any lawsuit a waste of time.

Suck it up Todd.

GottaLoveCanberra 2:33 pm 10 Jan 09

The dumbarse should have been thrown in the slammer already. Useless wankstain.

Just because you can play football well doesn’t give you the right to act like a tosser and then complain when you get treated like one. Suck it up and deal with it.

Nambucco Deliria 1:16 pm 10 Jan 09

People in ‘normal’ occupations regularly find that having a criminal record prejudices their employment prospects. Why should Carney be any different? He’s too stupid to work a real job. I suspect it’s his slimy ‘agent’ David Riolo who is thinking of taking this to court. Imagine being stood looking after Toddy for a year when he’s not earning you any coin!

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 12:33 pm 10 Jan 09

Carney’s an asshole.

Pandy 11:27 am 10 Jan 09

Here is a tissue. For down below Todd you wanker.

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