LEAGUE ICON MARK GEYER COM­ING TO TOWN

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MARK Geyer’s NRL ca­reer was lit­tered with con­tro­versy but all top­ics and talk­ing points will be on the ta­ble when he takes the mi­cro­phone for Satur­day night’s Ball or Noth­ing Sports­man’s Din­ner.

Geyer, who en­joyed a starstud­ded ca­reer with the Pen­rith Pan­thers, said noth­ing would be off lim­its for the Lo­gan’s Adventure Play­ground fundraiser event at the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel.

“It’s open book. I had a pretty tu­mul­tuous ca­reer on the and off the field so I’ll be touch­ing on ev­ery­thing,” he said.

“It will be a bit dif­fer­ent to most peo­ple guest speak­ing be­cause noth­ing will be off lim­its.

“Ori­gin is around the cor­ner and that would be top­i­cal up there as well.”

Geyer played more than 180 NRL games and also rep­re­sented both New South Wales and Australia.

Dur­ing that time he en­dured a se­ries of sus­pen­sions and also bat­tled a pub­li­cised drug prob­lem.

In May 2010 he spoke out about his mid-ca­reer drug and al­co­hol battle and how it al­most shut down his ca­reer.

The saga, which lasted from 1992–1995, come about as a means of deal­ing with the loss of his best friend and for­mer Pen­rith team-mate Ben Alexander, who died in a car ac­ci­dent in 1992.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the night, see the Lo­gan's Adventure Play­ground Face­book page.

Tick­ets are avail­able at Reef Gate­way Ho­tel and www.whit­sun­dayt­ick­ets. com.au.

TELL ALL: NRL leg­end Mark Geyer will speak about any­thing and ev­ery­thing.

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