Dog acts worse than you imag­ined

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News - DEAN RITCHIE

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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