07:54 AEST Sun Mar 15 2015
Todd Carney has reportedly won a wrongful dismissal case against NRL club Cronulla. News Corp reports the NRL appeals committee chairman Ian Callinan ruled the Sharks failed to follow due process before sacking Carney when a photo of him attempting to urinate into his mouth appeared on social media last year. The appeals committee ruled Cronulla should have allowed Carney, who now plays for Super League side Catalans, to plead his case before the Sharks’ board.
Cronulla chairman Damian Keogh said the club would accept the decision of the appeals committee.
“The big oversight was that someone needed to check that the process being followed was correct,” Keogh said. "What’s important to remember here is that it’s not a question of the facts, it’s a question of the process, but the reality of the situation is, the decision would likely have been the same. “I wouldn’t rule out Todd Carney returning to the NRL one day, but from my point of view there has been a lot of water that has flown under the bridge since last June.”