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Not Rooster Related but Pearce apparently involved in some minor off field incidents

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  • Not Rooster Related but Pearce apparently involved in some minor off field incidents

    I am glad Cronk doesn't attract off field controversy.

    Sean Kenny Doofus also named as another involved.

    Looks like the party has gone up the F3.

    The Coach
    Rumours have surfaced about high-profile Newcastle players and their extracurricular antics.

  • #2
    Knights boss warns players to behave after off-field incidents

    By Robert Dillon

    12 March 2018 — 11:04pmNormal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeKnights chief executive Phil Gardner has laid down the law to the club’s players after a series of off-field incidents, including an episode of “push-and-shove” involving twin towers Daniel and Jacob Saifiti. On notice: The Knights have been issued with a blanket warning to pull in their heads.
    Photo: Max Mason-Hubers
    Rumours have surfaced about high-profile Newcastle players and their extracurricular antics, prompting Gardner to make inquiries at several licensed establishments. He was satisfied nobody had breached the club’s code of conduct but felt a blanket warning was warranted to remind players of their obligations in public.

    “We have work to do on our standards of behaviour,” Gardner told Fairfax Media. “Not just the new players we have brought in, but our local guys as well. The standards of behaviour need to improve. We’ll be taking a very tough line with anyone whose standard of behaviour is not what is expected of a professional rugby league player.

    “These guys, regardless of who it is, are paid well to play rugby league and also to uphold standards when they are out in the community. We’ll investigate any time anything is reported to us, whether it’s a push and a shove or whatever, and we’ll deal with it under our code of conduct.”

    In the past fortnight, Fairfax Media has been told of after-hours incidents involving former Roosters Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Mitchell Pearce, and the Saifiti twins. Gardner confirmed there had been “a couple of minor incidents out there ... [but] nothing that’s required me to do anything more than give them a kick in the pants”.
    He said reports about Kenny-Dowall and Pearce had filtered back to the club. “We’ve investigated both those and we spoke to the bar staff and security, and both those incidents, we’ve not had to take any action against the players,” Gardner said. “What we have done is remind them that, hey, this is Newcastle, you’re on display. Here in Newcastle, everyone is interested and if our players go out, they attract attention.” RELATED ARTICLE

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    Moreover, Gardner said if players misbehaved, his myriad connections around Newcastle would ensure he was informed. “If something happens, I’m probably going to know about it before these guys get home,” he said.

    Gardner said the Saifiti brothers were remorseful after admitting to a physical confrontation at home.

    “The good part is the boys self-reported,” he said. “They put their hands up and said they’re sorry. They were given the rounds of the kitchen, but we’ve actually moved on. Under the code of conduct, there was nothing that required us to take any formal disciplinary action.”

    Gardner added: “Have you ever had a push-and-shove with your brother?” He said players were “entitled to have social lives” but they needed to be “mindful” that they were role models.

    “If anyone breaches those standards, under our code of conduct we have a range of options, from fines, to suspension, through to termination of contracts,” he said.

    Meanwhile, Gardner was delighted with the 23,516-strong crowd for the season opener against Manly. “We were actually concerned that the 6pm Friday start would impact on our crowd,” he said. “That’s probably the toughest time slot, from a crowd point of view. There are obviously people who can’t get to the game.”


    • #3
      Million dollar a year'd think Pearce would stay home 'under a doona' and only surface to go to training and matches.
      IMO he's fast running out of chances.

      Ditto SKD.


      • #4
        Teaching staff at North Sydney Marist remember him as a total ratbag, provocateur and attention seeker. There was an incident on the Gold Coast long before he was graded in the NRL when Craig Gower chased him around a function area with intent, no doubt an early clue as to behavioural problems. His Dad, on the other hand, was/is a model of responsibility - the Captain/Head Prefect of Leichhardt High and an impeccable role model since. The way some cookies crumble?


        • #5
          Not a fan of Pearce but Craig Gower (a naked one at that) chased Pearce after he (Gower that is) groped Pearce's 15 year old sister. That whole episode was totally a reflection of who Gower is, not Pearce. Back to the burrow you may go.