Lowe slams inconsistencies of the NRL

Low, low, and even lower. That is where the relationship stands between Manly and the NRL, after Manly CEO Graham Lowe has slammed the NRL for inconsistency.

After Des Hasler launched a scathing attack yesterday on the decision regarding Carney, Lowe has followed suit in attacking NRL Chief Executive, David Gallop.

The main beef comes over the 4-week suspension of Brett Stewart following his alleged sexual assault, despite previously, having a clean record, compared to Carney, who has had several indiscretions during his playing days.

“Ken Arthurson once said to me that you disregard public opinion at your own peril,” Lowe said yesterday.

“It’s something David should think about. There are very obvious inconsistencies in the way these two cases have been dealt with.”

Despite the attack however, there is no personal grudge with either the Roosters, or Carney himself.

“The game gets very emotional, and this isn’t an attack on Todd Carney. We just expect consistency in the game,” Lowe said.

“The NRL investigation with Brett involved a couple of phone calls, then it went to the NRL board and they demanded that he miss the first four games.

“In Todd’s case, it didn’t even go to the board. He got a face-to-face meeting with David Gallop but Brett didn’t.

“All we’re asking for is consistency. You can’t ask one player in for a chat with the boss and not another.”

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