Roosters Statement: Carney penalty and plan
The Sydney Roosters have today handed down the plan for Todd Carney following his low range drink driving charge last Saturday including a penalty in the form of a fine as well as a personal development plan that includes community work, tertiary education and counseling.
Todd will commence professional counseling immediately and this will be an ongoing process for him.
He will undertake community work allowing him to see the long term effects of alcohol abuse while learning and working with those counselors who run the support programs.
Importantly he will be required to finish his Certificate Four in Personal Training by the end of the home and away season in September.
Todd has already enrolled in and will complete the Traffic Offenders Intervention program.
Additionally he will be fined $10,000 that will be donated to the Club’s junior rugby league partners in the Ipswich community who were devastated in the recent floods.
Brian Sinclair, the Sydney Roosters Welfare and Education Manager will oversee Todd’s program and provide fortnightly reports to CEO Steve Noyce who will in turn provide regular reports to the NRL on Todd’s progress.
Failure of Todd to meet any aspect of the plan will be considered a serious breach of his contract which may lead to its termination.
“Todd understands that he has made a mistake and has worked in consultation with the Club to create a plan that includes his own personal development,” Roosters CEO Steve Noyce said.
“He is aware of the ramifications of not completing this program and it is now up to him to put these words into action.”
The Sydney Roosters and the NRL believe that this plan is in the best interests of Todd, our Club and Rugby League.