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Townsville has today held a town meeting with the Cowboys coaching staff, local journalists and the police – to discuss the possible signing of renegade rugby league bad boy, Todd Carney.
The 31-year-old signed late last year for Cairns-based Queensland Cup side Northern Pride, who are a feeder club to the Cowboys, but has for many years alluded to his hunger to return to first grade after the bubbler incident.
“You know how it works up” said Mayor Jenny Hill during the town meeting.
“We are like New York City. We take in the battered and distressed. We feed them, we nurture them. We win fucking premierships”
“We will look after this boy. And that all comes down to whether or not you people [journalists and police] are willing to turn a blind eye when we tell you to”
“Do you want see a finals dash this year?”
The NRL integrity unit will have the final say as to whether any contract for the former Canberra, Sydney Roosters and Cronulla star will be registered.
Carney, a Dally M medal winner in 2010, hasn’t played in the NRL since 2014 after he was sacked for the infamous ‘bubbler’ incident – which follows a rough trot involving drink driving and assortment of other charges related to run-of-the-mill scallywag leaguey behaviour.