The NRL has issued penalties to the Cronulla Sharks over its drugs scandal. Freelance writer Sally Whyte compares that to how the Essendon Bombers were treated by the AFL over their own 'supplements' transgression.
The real social ill in sport is not doping, it's gambling. And the media certainly are not helping by insisting it's the bookies who are losing out, writes UNSW senior lecturer Dr James Connor,
More mile-high japes from Rudd and his team, insider news on The Chaser, rotten relations with female employees at ACP Mags, and more from Crikey's terrific tipsters.
What's going on in rugby league? It sure ain't football.
LG Electronics have announced they will not be renewing their sponsorship the Cronulla Sharks.
The fallout from Matthew Johns' involvement in a group sex episode on a trip to New Zealand in 2002 is overshadowing serious financial problems at the Cronulla club.
The NRL has been marred by bad press over players' sexual misconduct for years, but the issue is perhaps only now getting the scrutiny it deserves. Ruth Brown canvasses the history -- and reaction.