The NRL has quickly had to bunker down and go into damage control once again, only a week after the Brett Stewart saga – this time Cronulla Sharks half Brett Seymour is the subject of allegations revolving around drunk and disorderly behaviour at a Cronulla nightclub.
The allegations centring around Seymour after exiting the nightclub – in view of patrons and security.
Sharks chief exec Tony Zappia is certainly earning his keep, the prominent boss having to face the media today – all this after the Greg Bird saga was beginning to settle down and fade into the distance.
“There is not much I can tell you at this stage, we are going through the process of gathering all the information, we hope to have it finalised tomorrow or the next day,” Zappia confirmed.
The NRL will be watching closely and surely ready to get involved if Cronulla don’t deal with the situation correctly, for Seymour it’s obviously a worrying time. The reborn half seemingly over his problems from Brisbane, when he hit headlines in 2006 after misbehaviour at another nightclub – where he allegedly head-butted a woman on the dance floor at the Regatta Hotel. The rising star was sacked by the Broncos at the time, hence his eventual relocation to Cronulla.
It’s been three seasons now for Seymour at the Sharks; a stint that has been marred by injury and stints in the reserves and even park football.
Sent to park football by Ricky Stuart at various times, he eventually worked his way back into the NRL side in 2008 – all going well, until a horror knee injury during training forced him out of the semi-finals.
His game at the weekend against Penrith marked his successful return to the big-time. His ability seen as critical alongside new five-eighth Trent Barrett, the pair potentially having the ability to get the Sharks into the Top 4 in many punters eyes.
But as it always is, a Week is a hell of a long time in Rugby League. These days, coaches would almost feel like doing the rounds and checking all their key players are tucked into bed by midnight – as it stands, some are struggling to get players on the field by game day.