20 Mar 2013

Carney's future in doubt with Cronulla

10:00 am on 20 March 2013

The drugs scandal engulfing NRL club Cronulla may have claimed an innocent victim - with star five-eighth Todd Carney revealing new contract talks have been called off as a result of the crisis.

One a few high profile players still unsigned for 2014, Carney could now be lost to the Sharks as an unfortunate casualty of the saga.

Carney claimed he had all but put pen to paper on a new deal - before coach Shane Flanagan was stood down and football manager Darren Mooney sacked over their alleged involvement in a cover-up of doping practices at the club in 2011.

Flanagan's future at the club could well determine whether Carney re-signs as the pair have a close relationship.