16 Apr 2010

Slap on wrist for Manly drink driver

7:08 am on 16 April 2010

Manly league club's chief executive Graham Lowe was preaching tough love on Wednesday, but the NRL club has given its giant winger Tony Williams a slap on the wrist over his drink driving charge.

Manly have refused to stand down Williams who is facing a fine, communtiy service and a traffic offenders programme after failing a breath test in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

But the 21-year-old has been cleared to play in Monday night's big match in Melbourne.

Manly and the NRL were at loggerheads last year when the club refused to stand down fullback Brett Stewart after a drunken night out which led to him being charged with sexual assault.