10 Oct 2008

Carney in limbo over English league career

6:42 pm on 10 October 2008

The wayward former Canberra rugby league star Todd Carney's admitted to having a problem with alcohol and says his deal in England is up in the air because his work visa has yet to be approved.

Carney, who was doing community work in Rwanda, is awaiting the visa so he can play for Huddersfield.

But with yet another incident hanging over his head - the 22-year-old is being investigated by police over the smashing of a shop window in the southern New South Wales town of Goulburn last weekend - there's doubt over his future is some doubt about his future in England.

In August, Carney had his $2 million, four-year deal with the Raiders torn up after he was ejected from a Goulburn club.

He was deregistered from the NRL until 2010 after a string of alcohol-fuelled misdemeanours.