As Joel Monaghan's rugby league future teeters his Canberra teammate Bronson Harrison has done his best to rebuild the disgraced centre's reputation ahead of a critical Raiders board meeting tonight.
A final verdict on Monaghan was expected Monday but the former NSW and Test flyer was given another 24 hours in order to meet with manager Jim Banaghan before pleading his case to the Canberra board.
Harrison has tried hard to change the public perception of his teammate, who has kept a low profile since lewd photographs of him and a dog were circulated last week.
He says Monaghan is a popular member of the club and is known as much for his sense of humour as his community work.
Harrison says his team-mate is just a larrikin who took things a bit too far with alcohol.
Canberra's CEO Don Furner says the board will take into consideration the views and interests of the senior players when it meets.