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The National Rugby League has met with the Sydney Roosters this evening and agreed that Nate Myles should be suspended until the end of round 23 (six matches including Origin) over his behaviour at a Central Coast hotel on Sunday morning.<br><br>The Roosters advised the NRL of their decision late this afternoon.<br><br>The Roosters club has also been fined $50,000 because of the number of alcohol incidents which have affected the club this season.<br><br>Myles was one of a number of players who volunteered independently of the Roosters to attend a junior Rugby League function on the Central Coast on Saturday evening.<br><br>Noise complaints were made against the room in which some of the Roosters players were staying at 3.45am and 4.00am.<br><br>Shortly after 8.00am on Sunday morning Myles was apparently disorientated and naked in a hotel corridor and attempted to gain entry into the room of a family who was leaving their accommodation. A short time after his entry was refused and the family had left he was found to have defecated elsewhere in the hotel corridor and was later discovered in a fire escape.<br><br>“There can be no ambiguity about the behaviour and there can be no excuse,” National Rugby League Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, said today.<br><br>“The facts around the incident are clear and players have to accept personal responsibility.<br><br>“Clubs, too, need to accept that they need to take control of the behaviour within their organisation and as much as the Roosters have acted in this matter the issue of three alcohol related incidents in three weeks, not to mention other offences in the year, is unacceptable. If this had been an official team function the fine would certainly have been higher.<br>&nbsp;<br>“I respect the fact that Nate tried to make amends to the guests involved and that he rang me to apologise but saying sorry simply isn’t enough.<br><br>“There are many inspirational people in our game from the grass roots to the NRL and they do not deserve to be associated with this sort of behaviour.<br><br>“We make no apology for treating each issue on its merits and on the basis of the facts we have at our disposal at the time.”<br><br>Roosters Chief Executive, Mr Steve Noyce, tonight said that he apologised to members, fans, sponsors and everyone connected with the club:<br><br>“This is an embarrassing position for everyone associated with the Roosters but we have to face up to these issues and we need our senior players to be a part of that process.<br><br>“We work very hard to reward the faith people place in us and for the most part we achieve that goal.<br><br>“Moments like this will only make us work even harder.”
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