An NRL plan to grade the grubs
THE independent commission will look at new ways to bring down more consistent penalties for off-field misbehaviour as part of its end-ofend of season review.
It will explore a range of options including a grading system similar to what is already in place for on-field offences.
Chairman Peter Beattie raised the idea before the case se that saw the Souths forward Sam Burgess escape any punishment over the video texting scandal relating to his social media account.
Some clubs believe Burgess got off lightly given the damage the case caused during the middle of the finals series, before it was found there were no breaches.
Beattie has asked CEO Todd Greenberg and the integrity unit to come up with alternative models which could bring more consistency to sanctions.
The key issue is that, while there are 16 cameras following every move on-field, many off-field cases are difficult to investigate.
Beattie will take a proposal to the December meeting of club CEOs and chairs.