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Apr 23, 2007

Players behaving badly: AFL and NRL getting more involved

The "interventionist" approach the AFL Commission last week decided to take in dealing with off-field transgressions by players is being adopted by the NRL as well.

The "interventionist" approach the AFL Commission last week decided to take in dealing with off-field transgressions by players is being adopted by the NRL as well.

While the NRL off-field misbehaviour problems seem insignificant when compared with those of the West Coast Eagles, there is certainly no complacency -- or cause for it -- in the NRL. While the AFL has left the handling of off-field behaviour issues to the clubs, the NRL has been increasingly “monitoring” the handling of such issues by NRL clubs, and, on a couple of occasions, has imposed its own penalty.

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