20 Apr 2011

Roosters suspend Carney and Watts indefinitely

5:58 am on 20 April 2011

The Sydney Roosters rugby league players Todd Carney and Anthony Watts have been suspended indefinitely by the National Rugby League club after breaking club rules over consuming alcohol.

The Roosters have given no indication as to how long either player will be stood down for with Watts' future to be decided when he goes before the club's board.

The club will be guided by medical professionals in determining the course of action in Carney's rehabilitation, with the Dally M medal winner having struggled to deal with his alcohol-related issues over the past few months.

Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce was adamant that the cases regarding the two players were being treated as separate issues after the pair went on drinking binge last weekend.

Watts was later charged with assaulting his former girlfriend and will appear in court tomorrow.