NRL NRL 2022 Season - Round 21

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there is a higher behavioral standard expected off the field and to be frank, rickys comments were a long long way over the line of acceptable behaviour. I’m suprised it’s a suspension but I also don’t think it’s wrong.
 
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Ricky stuart is one of the biggest w***ers in rugby league.

He is also a protected species in the media that never gets any criticism or have excuses for his behaviour.
 

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What did Stuart exactly say?
Can find it in any one of numerous articles but essentially called Salmon a weak gutted dog and reiterated that he’d known him since he was a kid and he was a weak gutted dog then and is still a weak gutted dog.
 

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Can find it in any one of numerous articles but essentially called Salmon a weak gutted dog and reiterated that he’d known him since he was a kid and he was a weak gutted dog then and is still a weak gutted dog.
Wow,sir.
 

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Don't know the details, but on LU forum, apparently a lot of people dropped in to say that Salmon was indeed a "weak dog" as a kid, stuff he did in general and even how he mistreated Stuart's kids....12 years ago. They weren't saying what Stuart said about Salmon as a kid was appropriate, and people change from kids to adulthood as well, and the punishment for Stuart could've even been harsher.
 
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I was the biggest loser of the weekend, I watched the whole game between my knights and the tigers.

Still, a win is a win I suppose.

I just watched it. Jeez, that's four hours of my life I'll never get back.
 

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So....apparently Jaeman Salmon as a 12 yo said/did some awful things concerning Stuart's kids. The speculation being related around teasing of Stuart's daughter who is autistic.

Ricky has close friends in the media, he's a protected species, whenever things go wrong, it's never his fault, he throws other people under the bus, but the friends in media have his back.

One such is Paul Kent. He wrote an article the other day saying if the story came out people's sympathy would swell behind Ricky not Salmon. That the NRL only punished him for their own reasons, looking for a way to start suspending coaches who cross the line in post-match comments regarding refereeing etc.

But in the article Paul Kent likened Stuart's actions to Mark Geyer's actions a few years ago when a social influencer mistakenly accused Geyer's daughter as being involved in a sex video.

Geyer on TripleM Radio responded....(audio clip inside)....

 

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.. .NRL Memes facebook page had said Geyer's daughter was the woman in Tyrone May's sex video. Which wasn't true. The owner of that account pretended like he never used social media all his life as his defense.

Mark Geyer's rant on MMM was that one day later, as a dad, he went and did something about it. Whereas Ricky waited 12 years before saying/doing anything about it.

Anyway...
 

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So....apparently Jaeman Salmon as a 12 yo said/did some awful things concerning Stuart's kids. The speculation being related around teasing of Stuart's daughter who is autistic.

Ricky has close friends in the media, he's a protected species, whenever things go wrong, it's never his fault, he throws other people under the bus, but the friends in media have his back.

One such is Paul Kent. He wrote an article the other day saying if the story came out people's sympathy would swell behind Ricky not Salmon. That the NRL only punished him for their own reasons, looking for a way to start suspending coaches who cross the line in post-match comments regarding refereeing etc.

But in the article Paul Kent likened Stuart's actions to Mark Geyer's actions a few years ago when a social influencer mistakenly accused Geyer's daughter as being involved in a sex video.

Geyer on TripleM Radio responded....(audio clip inside)....

I cant for the life of me understand what Paul Kent was thinking trying to equate a man suing someone over falsely accusing their daughter of being in a sex tape to a man using his appointed position to publicly slander another man for an incident that none of us knew about 10+ years after the fact.

Geyer is right
 

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I cant for the life of me understand what Paul Kent was thinking trying to equate a man suing someone over falsely accusing their daughter of being in a sex tape to a man using his appointed position to publicly slander another man for an incident that none of us knew about 10+ years after the fact.

Geyer is right
Even Geyer was understanding of mates having each others backs, when Kent went to defend Ricky for his comments, but Kent lost the plot in that article on several accounts....equating 12 yo behavior with a shaming sex tape, not even seeing what Geyer pointed out about a 12 year gap of non action, and trying to spin it like the NRL only suspended Stuart for a conspiracy reason, to try to set precedence for coaches being suspended for comments about referees, when clearly the NRL has said "a private matter aired inappropriately in a public forum".
 

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I've heard Salmon is a bit of a git. Still can't be saying crap like that in a presser.

As for Paul Kent, is there a bigger ******* nuffy in any form of media. Deadset w***er.
 

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At least Gould was a player and coach. Kent played 1 first grade game (still 1 more than most) and somehow now gets one of the cushiest jobs going around. He's about as qualified as I am to be in the role.
 

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Yeh... As a queenslander im not a huge fan of Phil Gould but also respect that he very clearly is an astute observer (even if he is a bag of hot wind alot of the time).

Kent far less so.
 

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Apparently Salmon sought to hire a top barrister to sue Stuart for his comment but the barrister rejected the case.
 

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Apparently Salmon sought to hire a top barrister to sue Stuart for his comment but the barrister rejected the case.
If that happened, I don't believe the club were aware. They were happy to stay relatively quiet on it.

It was figured out pretty early it wasn't worth pursuing a defamation case.
 

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