9 Jul 2009

Roosters in crisis talks with sponsors

6:16 am on 9 July 2009

The Sydney Roosters are engaged in crisis talks with their major sponsor as a second NRL club faces the prospect of losing a substantial backer thanks to the off-field antics of its players.

The Electronics giant Samsung has issued a statement saying it is "deeply concerned" with the recent atrocities involving Roosters players, the latest of which involved representative star Nate Myles defecating in the foyer of a Central Coast hotel last weekend.

That capped a sorry month for the club in which Jake Friend and Sandor Earl were charged with assault following a nightclub brawl and coach Brad Fittler fined himself $10,000 following his drunken escapades at a Townsville hotel.

But the Myles episode may prove to be one drunken incident too many after it was revealed Samsung was reviewing its partnership with the club, which is up for renewal at the end of the year.