Manly reach out to Greenberg, NRL, to expedite investigations


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    Manly have invited the NRL to quickly complete investigations into alleged salary cap breaches, adamant they have no case to answer.

    Sea Eagles chairman Scott Penn claims he has reached out to league boss Todd Greenberg, expressing preparedness to fully comply with investigations.

    He said the club is desperate to clear its name after being identified in media reports this month alleging salary cap breaches across multiple clubs.

    “We have nothing to hide,” Penn told Fairfax Media.

    “I rang Todd 10 days ago and said, ‘come down next week. What do we have to do to wrap this up as quickly as possible?’

    “He said ‘we have to work through a process’.

    “We just want to get this over and done with. Let’s wrap this up.”

    The Fairfax Media reports suggested a former Sea Eagles player was allegedly connected to a cash handover in a car park and also detailed alleged top-up payments by multiple unnamed clubs.

    Penn said as he believed the club was fully compliant with salary cap rules, any wrong-doing by Manly would come outside its processes.

    “The only way this could work is if they have something that somebody else has agreed to outside of any of our compliance, which I am not aware of,” he said.

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    • Roar Rookie

      July 17th 2017 @ 1:03pm
      Conan of Cooma said | July 17th 2017 @ 1:03pm | ! Report

      Expediency could only be a good thing in this scenario. If they are in the wrong it gets the punishment out of the way, if they are in the right it lifts the cloud from the players.

      But then again, it is Manly. Stuff ’em.

      • July 19th 2017 @ 3:11pm
        Tom G said | July 19th 2017 @ 3:11pm | ! Report

        your last comment kind of sums up the attitude of the NRL when it comes to anything to do with Manly.. thats why in the same year Parramatta were allowed to operate with Anthony Watmough’s contract outside of their cap because he was retired injured, Manly were told that different rules apply to Stewart and Matai.. go figure

    • July 17th 2017 @ 2:37pm
      Crosscoder said | July 17th 2017 @ 2:37pm | ! Report

      This drama should be nipped in the bud sooner .The impact this uncertainty would be having on sponsors and potential sponsors is unknown, as well as the fan base.
      Nothing was proven prior re match fixing, yet the stanch hangs around.
      Sometimes the law works at such a snail’s pace, when someone is found innocent the damage is already done.

    • July 18th 2017 @ 4:10pm
      The Spectator said | July 18th 2017 @ 4:10pm | ! Report

      Of course there is a process, let’s drag it out and scare of any investors thinking of dropping cash into our game,!

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