Manly Salary Cap breaches

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  1. rhugh89

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    Joe Kelly suspended for nine months over Manly cap rorts



    Phil Rothfield, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago




    ROOSTERS CEO Joe Kelly has been suspended for nine months for his role in the Manly Sea Eagles salary cap scandal.

    NRL boss Todd Greenberg broke the news to Kelly this morning as he prepared for a press conference to reveal the full punishment from the Sea Eagles cap rorting.

    The Daily Telegraph understands the NRL has uncovered serious breaches after being tipped off by the police strike force that investigated match-fixing for 18 months.

    They found no betting rorts but suspicious payments to players going back three years.

    Kelly was chief executive at Manly for three years before joining the Roosters in April 2017.

    The Roosters are considering a legal challenge.

    Rumours out of NRL headquarters this morning suggest Manly is facing a fine of up towards the $1 million mark.

    They will not lose competition points because the cheating occurred in previous years and they are now salary cap compliant.

    The Manly case is not as bad as the Parramatta Eels, Melbourne Storm, Canterbury Bulldogs but at the very next level down.


    The NRL will hold a press conference at midday Monday to announce their verdict after months of deliberations.


    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...s/news-story/3d4071ad5c40244cf326f1162ac11966
     
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    Manly salary cap determination


    NRL Media Release
    Mon 26 Mar 2018, 12:00 PM



    The NRL said today that the Manly Warringah Rugby League club has been fined $750,000 for breaches of the salary cap over the last five years.

    In addition, the NRL has suspended the registration of two officials.

    The club will also have a $660,000 penalty applied to its salary cap in 2018 and 2019.

    CEO Todd Greenberg said an investigation by the Integrity Unit had uncovered evidence of deliberate breaches of the cap.

    "The investigation found a number of cases where players were offered undisclosed benefits outside the salary cap to attract them to the club," Mr Greenberg said.

    "These benefits were in the form of third party agreements which were never declared to the salary cap auditor.

    "In other words, Manly had a financial advantage in securing the services of players who may otherwise have gone to other clubs.

    "Our salary cap is the main reason we have the closest competition in Australian sport and we will not tolerate any attempt to breach it.

    "Every club needs to be aware that any attempt to cheat the salary cap will eventually be detected and the club involved will be heavily sanctioned."

    Manly invited the NRL to conduct a salary cap review in July 2017.

    The ensuing investigation reviewed more than 800,000 documents, emails and text messages and other data from the phones and computers of club officials.

    In addition, numerous current and former officials and players were interviewed.

    There were no findings of wrong-doing by the providers of third party agreements to Manly Players.

    Instead the club breached its obligations under the NRL Rules in relation to those agreements.

    As a result of the investigation, the NRL has imposed the following penalties:

    - A fine of $750,000 with $250,000 suspended if the club undertakes appropriate governance changes to ensure there is no repeat of the breaches

    - A $660,000 penalty to be applied to the club's salary cap. This will impact the club's salary cap this year and next year

    - Manly Chief Operating Officer, Neil Bare has had his registration suspended for 12 months but will be eligible to return to the game on January 1, 2019 if he undertakes appropriate governance training.

    - Sydney Roosters CEO Joe Kelly, who was previously employed at Manly, has had his registration suspended for 12 months but will be eligible to return to the game on January 1, 2019 if he undertakes appropriate governance training.

    Mr Greenberg said the club is currently cap compliant and no competition points will be deducted.

    "We have to ensure the penalties for cheating the cap remain a deterrent," he said.

    "We have had such a successful start to the 2018 season that every fan from every club can reasonably expect their team to play in the finals.

    "So we make no apology for taking a hard stance against breaches of the cap – it is something we will continue to be vigilant in protecting."

    Manly and each Club Official has the right to appeal the matter to the NRL Appeals Committee.


    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/03/26/manly-salary-cap-determination/
     
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    ouch for both clubs
     
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    Kurriboy Darren Albert

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    So which players were involved and what do they have to say about their knowledge of the salary cap rorting?

    This will continue to happen until the NRL gets fair dinkum with actually deterring players by suspending those involved.
     
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    Literally everyone I know thinks it's a joke that Manly aren't going to lose points considering they cheat to keep DCE from going to the Titans and Fulton told Walker his extra payments would come from playing origin. The penalty is SOFT.
     
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    Kurriboy Darren Albert

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    So DCE's manager is clearly involved in this. Fulton is supposed to have been told he has no position in the game ever again so we are talking life ban from what I saw, does DCE's manager get rubbed out now from managing any players ever again?

    The NRL is taking as light on an approach as they can implementing the least severe sanctions that they can impose. Yet we are to believe they are taking a tough stance against the rorting. Please!
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    So why are Manly still eligible for points? Bloody weak as p*** sanction from the NRL.
     
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    It is because they are salary cap compliant for 2018 which is why they can compete for points. That's fine but they should absolutely lose points anyway for deliberately cheating to keep two players. DCE was set to sign with the Titans before Manly cheated and were able to keep him on their roster. The playing landscape would be different if they didn't cheat to keep DCE. The punishment needs to be tougher purely because of this. It'll just encourage other clubs to do it.
     
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    As part of the punishment handed down by the NRL for rorting the system over a five-year period, the Sea Eagles will be forced to operate $330,000 under the salary cap for the next two years.

    As a result, the likes of Lewis Brown, Jackson Hastings, Shaun Lane, Lachlan Croker and Jono Wright are all off contract at the end of this season and face uncertain futures.
    Shaun Lane i would take him he has played some good footy this season and wouldn't break the bank , he is big young and getting better and better ...
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Why would the NRL not take the easy way out when Turdburg's background is from one of the biggest rorters in the game? Stands to reason.

    Get the 'integrity' unit on to it.
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No thanks to lane, soft as warm butter
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Interesting appealing the sanctions but not the findings. 'We did it but we don't want to be fined' sort of thing.
     
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    Just kick them out of the comp.
     
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    Sounds good to me :thumbsup:
     

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