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Roosters suspend Todd Carney and Anthony Watts

19th April, 2011
19th April, 2011
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Todd Carney suspended from NRL club Sydney RoostersSydney Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce has suspended Todd Carney and Anthony Watts immediately and indefinitely following a weekend of indiscretions from the players. Watts has been issued with a notice for breaching his contract.

“In regards to Todd, the club’s next step will be subject to professional medical advice that we are in the process of obtaining,” Noyce said.

Watts will be suspended regardless of the outcome of his court case, with his contract in serious jeopardy.

Neither Carney or Watts will be able to train or play with the Roosters team. Both players remain on full pay from the club.

The latest alcohol-fuelled incident is just another in a long list of misdemeanors by Carney, who was sacked by Canberra 2008 and deregistered by the NRL for a year.

Todd Carney timeline

June 2004 – Makes NRL debut aged 17 for Canberra against Bulldogs

Nov 06 – Banned from driving after being arrested for drink-driving.


May 07 – Sentenced to 200 hours of community service and banned from driving until 2012 following a police chase in Canberra.

July 08 – Stood down by Raiders after urinating on a member of the public inside a Canberra nightclub.

Aug 08 – Sacked by Canberra and deregistered by NRL.

Feb 09 – Move to Super League club Huddersfield collapses after UK officials reject visa application.

March 09 – Banned from home town of Goulburn for a year and ordered to undergo alcohol counselling after a drunken rampage.

April 09 – Signs for North Qld bush team Atherton Roosters.

Nov 09 – Officially signs for Sydney Roosters following months of speculation.


Jan 10 – Sets alights a man’s trousers at a New Year’s Eve party, causing burns to his buttock, scrotum and thighs.

Sept 10 – Wins Dally M Medal after outstanding NRL season.

Oct 10 – Helps guide Roosters to grand final against St George Illawarra, then makes Australia debut against New Zealand in Auckland.

Feb 2011 – Charged with drink-driving after being pulled over by police the morning after sinking “eight to 10” beers.

March 2011 – Narrowly avoids jail following drink-driving charge and vows to attend Alcoholics Anonymous.

April 2011 – Sydney Roosters CEO Steve Noyce admits Carney was drinking in Sydney after requesting permission to visit his mother following groin injury. Noyce will make an announcement on his future on Tuesday, April 19.

With AAP