There were 30 people partying at Josh Miller’s home when they took that photo

johnboy 6 November 2010 37

The Canberra Times is finally contributing something new to the Joel Monaghan scandal.

It is reported that the house in question was forward Josh Miller’s

Therefore it is presumably Josh Miller’s dog, and ironically he’s the one player who can’t be accused of complicity in the at best simulated sex scene.

The other two interesting factoids are that there were 30 people at the party, including a local League team.

It also transpires that Joel Monaghan is the Rugby League Players Association Canberra Representative. The RLPA still think he’s a good bloke.


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qedbynature qedbynature 7:40 am 10 Nov 10

Yes Justin, we all live in glass houses…and the internet is fundamentally evil. I personally make the sign of a pentagram and circle myself three times whenever I use twitter.

As a few posters here have pointed out Joel (give the dog a bone) Monaghan hasn’t actually done anything particularly harmful, for which we must be grateful, however the incident does illustrate that drunken loutish behaviour is still very much the norm for our professional footballers and given the ongoing support of sponsors it is fair to assume that such a culture is considered ok by those with money.

Monaghan’s public humiliation has now become a rallying point for the league and its supporters who can claim with a certain justification that league is being victimised and persecuted. No one got hurt, and look at what the media/internet did to poor Joel…

Certainly with sponsors like the CFMEU, Joel and his mates have nothing to be worried about.

Erg0 Erg0 1:24 pm 08 Nov 10

justin heywood said :

I wonder how many of the posters here have ever done something that, if someone had been around with a camera at the time, and they were a celebrity, would have ruined their careers?

The difference is that most people have the good sense not to do something monumentally stupid in front of 30 people with camera phones. Doubly so if they’re likely to be easily recognised.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 9:07 pm 07 Nov 10

georgesgenitals said :

The guy doesn’t have mental health issues…

I’ll bet he does right now…

p1 p1 8:06 pm 07 Nov 10

Deref said :

Show them for what they are and always have been – overpaid, undereducated and undersocialised morons.

Actually, part of the problem is that that isn’t true. They have only been over paid for the last 15 or 20 years. So the whole culture is only a few generations in. It is reaching a point in it’s evolution where the weak need to be culled if the whole culture, industry, etc is to survive. But as long as people keep being able to get away with shit just cause they can catch a ball after being hit in the head 15 times, the NRL will not gets it.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 6:56 pm 07 Nov 10

gladbag said :

I think the person who passed the photo around is more vile than Joel who is just an idiot. Sure what he did was wrong, but he was caught and we will laugh at his expense for a very long time, however, the guys who took the photograph, or the bystanders who stood by are not facing anything, whereas I think they are worse than Joel – they did not intervene and then they passed the photo around. Nice friends….

Hmm.

“The bystanders” are not facing any action because they didn’t do anything wrong. Any people who may have recorded the act… also didn’t do anything wrong. It’s not that hard.

justin heywood justin heywood 6:10 pm 07 Nov 10

I wonder how many of the posters here have ever done something that, if someone had been around with a camera at the time, and they were a celebrity, would have ruined their careers?

I have certainly done many stupid things over the years, under the influence of liquor or lust, that I’m glad aren’t splahed all over twitter. The fact that his act of stupidity involved a dog makes it more newsworthy but no necessarily more heinous.

Nobody was harmed except Monaghan himself. He is simply a victim of the ubiquiity of cameras today and the power of the internet.

sepi sepi 4:44 pm 07 Nov 10

The thing is that they aren’t really friends are they? They are workmates. Who are supposed to ‘bond’ as a team. And traditionally, ‘bonding’ methods have been a bit anti-social.

gladbag gladbag 2:58 pm 07 Nov 10

I think the person who passed the photo around is more vile than Joel who is just an idiot. Sure what he did was wrong, but he was caught and we will laugh at his expense for a very long time, however, the guys who took the photograph, or the bystanders who stood by are not facing anything, whereas I think they are worse than Joel – they did not intervene and then they passed the photo around. Nice friends….

exACTER exACTER 2:37 pm 07 Nov 10

Gives a whole new meaning to the term “boner”.

pptvb pptvb 1:40 pm 07 Nov 10

So Trevar,
What are your feelings on this?

Deref Deref 12:35 pm 07 Nov 10

BerraBoy68 said :

Rugby league players must be the thickest people in Australia.

Not that we were ever in any doubt.

For krisesakes, media – stop holding the bozos up as heroes and role models. Show them for what they are and always have been – overpaid, undereducated and undersocialised morons.

Me no fry Me no fry 10:41 am 07 Nov 10

Sorry, the dog’s tonsils quote belongs to BerraBoy68, not vg – have to pay more attention when editing quotes.

Me no fry Me no fry 10:30 am 07 Nov 10

vg said :

Very few end up poking a dogs tonsils with their knob.

Christ, I nearly choked on my coffee when I read this!

I’m starting to feel a bit sorry for Joel Monaghan, he’s never going to live this down. I’m sure everyone present at the time, including the person who took the photo, thought it was great joke – but I bet the ones behind the camera are now grateful for anonymity. Joel sure has some great mates, doesn’t he?

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 6:16 am 07 Nov 10

sb14 said :

Terrible. Something like this would never happen in the gentleman’s game of Rugby.

The recollection had reminded him of the time he was part of an Australian squad preparing for the 1999 World Cup final against France. “We had one of those video conferencing systems where players could talk to and see their wives and kids back in Australia. Any way, in the week before the final, Phil Kearns, who had been injured and had returned home, was using one to send us a good-luck message.

“He was talking to the guys and when he walked into shot it was obvious that he had no shirt on. I thought he just had no top on but his wife, who was holding the video camera, panned down to reveal that Phil was stark naked. Better than that, his dog – he had a big Alsatian – then walked over, nudged him in the nuts and started licking. I’ve never seen anything like it.

“We found out afterwards that Phil had rubbed jam or honey into his groin to get his dog to do that on cue. It was his way of settling down the squad who were really tense and worried at the final coming up.”

There’s nowhere to go after that.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/columnist…s-nice-guy.html

Thanks for this insight into the hypocrisy and double standards of Phil Kearns. In the early 1990s I was a freelance photographer with Picture Media and one of the newspapers wanted a photo of Kearns in the dressing room shirtless in response to requests from readers – Kearns was a popular player at the time and in those pre-Internet days photographers were allowed in the change rooms. Every time I tried to get a photo of Kearns he kept asking “are you a pervert?” and would screw up his face thus ruining all the photos I managed to take. When the boss saw the pics I was screamed at and told my services were no longer required. A great set of values when someone trying to take a photo of you is a pervert yet a few years later you allow a dog to lick your private parts on camera with all your team mates watching.

cleo cleo 10:55 pm 06 Nov 10

Oh a Canberrian doing such things??? NEVER!

Postalgeek Postalgeek 10:53 pm 06 Nov 10

georgesgenitals said :

MJay said :

“Our thoughts are how he’s dealing with this personally as a mental health issue,” Hall said.

“Our thoughts are with his family and close friends.”

What a total cop out. The guy doesn’t have mental health issues, he’s just a filthy scumbag.

Let’s just get a bit of perspective, GG. There’s a lot of filthy scumbags out there.

I’d rather have a bloke who has a giggle when a dog licks his balls than some prick smacking someone else unconscious on and off the field, or drink driving, or groping women, or smashing glass, or hanging out the car window and abusing you, or bumping your drink out of your hand and doesn’t apologise.

Anyone would think this guy was a kiddy fiddler. I’m pretty certain the dog is unaffected by the affair.

On the other hand, Darwinism is ruthless and the terminally stupid shall be smited.

willo willo 10:03 pm 06 Nov 10

……and the raiders fans said…..”JOEL MAN YA BRAIN DEAD…….YA WONT BE PLAYIN FOOTBALL ANYMORE”…………..

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 9:39 pm 06 Nov 10

MJay said :

georgesgenitals said :

MJay said :

“Our thoughts are how he’s dealing with this personally as a mental health issue,” Hall said.

“Our thoughts are with his family and close friends.”

What a total cop out. The guy doesn’t have mental health issues, he’s just a filthy scumbag.

Well he didn’t have any issues before, but he’ll certainly be having trouble coping mentally which is what I think they are getting at. They like many others are probably concerned about his mental state now and what he might do to himself.

Actually, that’s a good point. Cheers.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 8:10 pm 06 Nov 10

Common Sense said :

What has the CFMEU got to say about this, aren’t they the major sponsor? I would have thought a militant left wing political organisation like the CFMEU would have something to say…

“This government is allowing hard working footballers to be exploited in the name of entertainment – and we cannot sit back and allow this to continue. We will protest outside Parliament House next Tuesday, and in the process smash windows, kick doors in and damage fittings around the building until we get our way.”

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 7:44 pm 06 Nov 10

Pandy

You’ve probably never been to Raiders game before either…

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