10 Aug 2011

Carney to appear before Sydney Roosters board next week

6:48 pm on 10 August 2011

Rugby League trouble maker Todd Carney will have to appear before the Sydney Roosters board next week, to fight for his NRL career following his latest alcohol-related indiscretion.

Carney and teammates Nate Myles and Kiwis forward Frank-Paul Nuuausala have been issued with serious breach notices by the club, after breaking a team alcohol ban with a long drinking session at two Sydney pubs into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The trio have been stood down from Sunday's NRL match against defending champions St George Illawarra, but of greater concern for serial offender Carney will be his looming appearance before the Roosters board next week.

Carney, was supposed to be on his last warning with the club following previous incidents in a career littered with off-field behaviour problems.

The club's chief executive Steve Noyce there's a range of options open to the club including terminating Carney's contract.

Carney had promised in April he would give up alcohol but Noyce says he'd been aware for several weeks that Carney was drinking again.