Dog acts worse than you imagined
DISTASTEFUL new details that Bulldogs players were so drunk during their now infamous Mad Monday celebrations at The Rocks that they put their genitals in drinking glasses as they paraded around the pub nude have been confirmed as true.
Sources close to the investigation have said CCTV footage of the celebrations clearly shows some Bulldogs players in the lewd drinking glass act as well as grabbing each other’s genitals.
NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has seen this vision — which is why the penalty was so drastic.
Canterbury officials are fearful the CCTV footage will end up online.
Meanwhile, coach Dean Pay will survive the drama and remain Canterbury coach next season, but Bulldogs management remain furious.
The Daily Telegraph has been told that Pay was heavily reprimanded by angry Canterbury officials over his role in the Harbour View Hotel affair.
Canterbury’s new-look board is determined to show courage and backbone and has strongly admonished Pay. Club officials present on the day — Pay, assistant coach David Penna, security officer Mitch Newton and football manager Gareth Holmes — were all rebuked by Bulldogs management.
It is unlikely though they will be forced to front the club’s board. There had been suggestions Pay may lose his job over the incident but senior Bulldogs sources claim he will be retained as Canterbury coach in 2019.
Canterbury is preparing to respond to a hefty NRL penalty of a $250,000 fine.
The club also fined three players — Adam Elliott, Asipeli Fine and Marcelo Montoya — a total of $40,000 for their misbehaviour.
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