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  1. Ozwarrior
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    Fake jersey sale behind the sacking of Gold Coast Titans forward Chris Grevsmuhl
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    AXED Titans forward Chris Grevsmuhl was let go by the club over accusations he sold a number of his Jerseys on Facebook but never sent the goods out to fans who had already paid.

    The Titans has Link has been hidden. Please Register to view. that the former South Sydney and Penrith forward had been released by the club, but would not comment on the reasons why.

    However, it is understood it was due to the fact the troubled Grevsmuhl — who only joined the Gold Coast in March — took payment from at least 10 fans for Jerseys that he never delivered.

    In a message exchange obtained by The Courier-Mail, Grevsmuhl told one fan he needed the extra money to help pay for his wedding.

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    Chris Grevsmuhl played four matches for the Titans.
    The Titans were then contacted by those who had been left out of pocket by the 24-year-old and have worked to pay back the fans from Grevsmuhl’s own salary.

    But now they have released him from his two-year contract over the incident.

    Grevsmuhl has battled a number of personal issues in the past, including depression, and it is understood the Titans are extremely concerned for his welfare.

    The Gold Coast did everything they could for him and his health while he was at the club but agreed to the release with his management earlier this week.

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    Chris Grevsmuhl had been working on a building site in Orange. Pic Mark Evans
    Neither Titans CEO Graham Annesley nor Grevmuhl’s manager Col Davis would comment on the situation, but it is believed the once promising youngster will take another break from the game until his off-field issues are sorted.

    A spokesman for the NRL said they would not be conducting their own investigations into the matter as they felt it had been appropriately dealt with by the Titans.

    Grevsmuhl’s continued troubles are a worrying sign for someone who was once considered a future Origin player by Queensland coach Kevin Walters.

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    Grevsmuhl also spent time at the Panthers and Rabbitohs.
    He was in Walters’ emerging squad in 2016 and was part of the group that were suspended for breaking curfew.

    This is the second time this year the NRL has dealt with this kind of situation, after former Tiger Link has been hidden. Please Register to view. for charity, only to use the money for gambling.

    It is understood Grevsmuhl’s matter is not a police issue.

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    Jayden Nikorima’s future in jeopardy amid allegations he has twice tested posited to illicit drugs
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    THE immediate future of Sydney Roosters star Jayden Nikorima is in jeopardy amid allegations he has twice tested positive to illicit drugs in the last 12 months.

    Under NRL regulations the $350,00-a-year recruit from the Brisbane Broncos faces a 12-week ban, the same former Sharks star Ben Barba was hit with this time last year.

    Nikorima is appealing the finding, claiming he has vital evidence that will clear his name.

    The Roosters have been trying to off-load Nikorima to help them fit superstar signing Cooper Cronk for 2018.

    Ironically, Cronk has signed with the Roosters in part to clean up the club’s culture and off-field dramas that have resulted in the sackings of Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Paul Carter.

    The Roosters and the NRL are refusing to comment under the strict NRL and ASADA protocol.
     
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    Yeah, is anybody else suspicious about this besides me ?

    The same week Roosters sign Cooper Cronk, this gets leaked to media about another one of their half backs ?

    They seriously wouldn't do this to one of their players just so they can let him go and stay under salary cap would they ? They would ? Dude ... :sorry:
     
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    Very convenient if you ask me, a little too convenient...
     
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  5. Pozza
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    Stars a bit strong isn’t it? Might be a star for Wyong. $350k for an ISP player. That’s a lot of hoot.
     
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  6. bruce
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    Seems strange
     
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  7. Pozza
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    A bit sus I agree. If they were serious why didn’t they punt him after the first misdemeanour.
     
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    Australian rugby league 'immortal' Graeme Langlands on child abuse charges
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    As a rugby league "immortal", Graeme Langlands may have to live with a verdict forever.

    The former St George Dragons fullback - one of only eight rugby league players to have attained the game's greatest title - stands accused of historical sexual abuse of a girl on the Gold Coast in the suburb of Molendinar.

    Langlands was not present in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday to face the six charges of indecent dealing with a child under 16, related to one alleged event in 1982 between the March 25 and June 30.
    "Mr Langlands suffers from advanced dementia and significant cognitive impairment linked to his former playing days," his family said in a statement, calling for privacy.

    "The charges will be defended."

    The details surrounding them have not been released pending a possible application by the family to suppress them.
    In his prime, Langlands had the best sidestep in the game. But his life after league was marked by an injury, estrangement from his son and a legal battle as he worked a series of jobs, including as a bar manager in the Philippines.

    He would play 45 tests for Australia, including 15 as captain, and more than 200 games for the Dragons between 1963 and 1976.

    Nicknamed "Changa", a play on his last name, he scored 86 tries for his club and revelled in the last four premierships St George clinched in an 11-year streak.

    But a botched painkilling injection before the disastrous 1975 grand final kept him from kicking properly. He became known for the distinctive white boots he wore in the Dragons' 38-0 drubbing to the Roosters and retired the next season.
    In his prime, Langlands had the best sidestep in the game. But his life after league was marked by an injury, estrangement from his son and a legal battle as he worked a series of jobs, including as a bar manager in the Philippines.

    He would play 45 tests for Australia, including 15 as captain, and more than 200 games for the Dragons between 1963 and 1976.

    Nicknamed "Changa", a play on his last name, he scored 86 tries for his club and revelled in the last four premierships St George clinched in an 11-year streak.

    But a botched painkilling injection before the disastrous 1975 grand final kept him from kicking properly. He became known for the distinctive white boots he wore in the Dragons' 38-0 drubbing to the Roosters and retired the next season.
     

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    If found to be true, the immortality status will go straight out the window
     
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    Former St George- Illawarra Dragons star Rangi Chase gets two-year drug ban
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    Former St George Illawarra halfback Rangi Chase has been banned for two years after testing positive for cocaine while playing in the English Super League.

    UK Anti-Doping announced on Thursday morning that the 31-year-old Widnes player would serve the suspension after benzoylecgonine - a metabolite of cocaine - was found in a sample he provided on July 14 .

    UKAD chief executive Nicole Sapstead said: "As an experienced rugby league player who has represented both New Zealand Maori and England, as well as Super League clubs Castleford Tigers and Salford Red Devils, Rangi Chase has tarnished his career with this sanction.


    "His two-year ban serves as a stark warning to athletes about the very real consequences of taking recreational drugs whilst competing in sport."

    Chase is one of three Super League players who tested positive for cocaine during the course of the 2017 season.

    Castleford full-back Zak Hardaker was dropped from his team's squad for the Grand Final last month after it emerged he had tested positive following a match in September. The failed test also meant Hardaker missed out on a place in England's World Cup squad.

    Wakefield prop Adam Walker failed a test following the same match as Chase and was also suspended by his club.

    The suspension will end at midnight on July 13, 2019.

    He had been suspended by his club following the positive test, which was conducted after a Super League match against Wakefield.

    Chase, a former Man of Steel winner, joined the Vikings after his release by Castleford.

    Chase revealed in 2016 that he had been suffering from depression, having left Leigh just six months into a two-year deal.

    He insisted at that time he had not quit the game for good and he re-signed for Castleford in July 2016, having first played for the Tigers between 2009 and 2014.

    Chase started his career in the NRL with Wests Tigers before a two-year stint with the Dragons in 2007-08. He has played in England ever since.


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    It’ll be hard to ever know the truth, the guys got pretty advanced dementia and may not be mentally able to defend himself. Not sure what ethically happens in this case
     
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    Innocent until proven guilty.
     
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    Hence my bold if
     
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    Tricky one. I can't see how someone as ill as that could meaningfully stand trial.

    In England we had an instance of a former politician facing similar charges who suffered from dementia. The Director of Public Prosecutions initially decided that the individual would not be prosecuted given his mental incapacity, but this was overturned following an independent review. The individual died before this went any further though.
     
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    I can understand the alleged victim wanting some justice, but in essence they are only hurting Langland's family
     
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    If the allegations are found to be true and that's a big IF, there's only one person that hurting Langland's family and that's Langland's himself.
    If it was my daughter I know how I would be feeling
     
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    I guess it comes down to how you would define justice. If the family get peace in bringing Langlands to account (who will be oblivious) then I guess it is justice. If there is no peace for them in the fact that he won't knowingly feel the weight of the law then it just causes collateral hurt.

    I guess if it was my daughter I would want his name to be removed from any media that reveres him as a hero or a man of significance.
     
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    I would compare it to them tracking down Nazi war criminals in their old age. The message has to get out that you can never get away with molesting kids, simple as that.
     
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    Justice and the law two different beasts. Age, physical, mental condition should have no bearing on whether he’s prosecuted or not. As to what sentence the court imposes that’s another story, this is all of course if he’s found guilty
     
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    Surely, if the prosecution can produce enough evidence to link Langlands to the accusations the court will enter a Guilty plea - but, of course, as with virtually all sexual abuse cases it's a case "Plaintiff says/Defendant says" with little if any undeniable evidence pointing to guilt.