Jarrod Mullen suspended by the NRL after testing positive to steroids

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  1. MisterLevy

    MisterLevy Tony Kemp

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    For some reason I would have thought that NRL players are like contractors not employees and therefore not have the normal rights that workers have.

    So does that mean they get sick days and can accrue annual leave like other employees?

    Just wondering.
     
  2. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Adam MacDougall

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    They sign a contract of employment to the NRL...
    They are a employee of the nrl.
    They get 8wks holidays a yr plus when ever they are sick or injured they are not fit for work so that is a sick day.
     
  3. jamesgould

    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Unlimited sick leave ... living the dream.
     
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  4. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy John Morris

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    I would have thought they would be setup as self employed with ABN, contracting our their services.
     
  5. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Adam MacDougall

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    Not at all.

    They sign a contract with said club then the nrl signs off on that contract and register said player on that said clubs roster.
    Employment-based contract via 3rd party though ultimately a employee of the nrl.
     
  6. relicorange94

    relicorange94 Evan Cochrane

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    And Sandor Earl admitting taking the peptides when they were still legal in 2011 to treat a season ending shoulder injury, being injected with it 12 times and what does he get? A four year ban which ends at the end of August whilst the sharks got a three game suspension for answering NO questions.
     
  7. Kenny Powers

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    That poor bastard got stitched up so badly

    I feel angered on his behalf
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    We should probably steer clear of the topic of where Mullen got his roids from, we don't want to get into any legal drama or anything. :)
     
  9. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Mullen's profile has been deleted from the official site.
     
  10. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    False alarm - Mullen is still there - Brodie Jones has been taken off the firstgrade squad list is all.
     
  11. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Adam MacDougall

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    Hahaha bit trigger happy there old fella?
     
  12. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    yeah - saw we were down from 40 to 39 and thought Mullen immediately. I did have a quick look and didn't see him, but should have looked a bit harder.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Those eyes Billy old mate, those eyes. And let me tell you something in confidence. The next twenty years are all down hill old son!
     
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  14. Kenny Powers

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    This is becoming pretty concerning. He's turning 20 this year or next? And has played several games since he was 17?

    It's a huge shame. He would have been in Stone's position if he had managed to stay fit

    When is he due to return? And what is his injury, is it reoccurring?
     
  15. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    His injury last year was stress fractures in his back, which made him miss most of the Ball season, and look pretty short of fitness when he played in the last few rounds. He still made NSW under 18s and Australian Schoolboys, but probably on reputation, and I actually don't know if he got on the field for the schoolboys. He was named, but the guy wearing his number didn't look like him.
    A few weeks ago he was at the junior games in Cessnock and he had his arm in a sling, so at least whatever is keeping him out now, it isn't his back. He also looked very, very fit. Any fat he might have had is gone.
    He is a year younger than Stone. 18/19 this year.
     
  16. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Toohey was saying on the weekend that Mullen isn't expecting to play again. His appeal is basically about him saying he took the drug for injury recovery and not for performance enhancement, and he will ask to be allowed to have some role in the game, rather than having to stay away altogether.
     
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  17. jamesgould

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    Well that makes sense, more than this reduce it to two years so he can play in the UK thing. Not being allowed any involvement with the game at all would almost be the worst punishment.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And still collecting the $15k from us a week............
     
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    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Steve Southern

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    I walked past Jarrod this afternoon as he walked into MLC Centre on Martin Place. Lots of Barristers and Lawyers work out of that building. He was alone, dressed smart and looking very glum. Also looked a lot smaller. We made eye contact for a moment. Was going to stop and say hi but he just looked over it. Hope he's ok.
     
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    danknights Steve Simpson

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    Oh mullo :/ gotta pay the price!
     

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