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NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller refused to join Peter V’landys’ team

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The man billed as the savior of the NRL battle with the bad boys has been dismissed from consideration, with a legal opinion ruling out top cop Mick Fuller from taking a position on the ARL Commission.

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The ARL Commission, headed by President Peter V’landys, hoped to appoint the NSW Police Commissioner to the only vacant post, highlighting his renowned skills and experience in promoting high quality behavioral environments.

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But in a meeting between the ARLC and the NSW government this afternoon, both sides agreed that it was not legally possible to hand the role over to Fuller while he was the Police Commissioner. from NSW.

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The ARLC’s bid to recruit Fuller fell through despite receiving the nod from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Police Minister David Elliott.

The Australian reported this month that the NRL lost a potential multi-million dollar sponsorship with a top-tier hardware channel due to misbehaving gamers.

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Offline players have also put a strain on the relationship between the NRL and the police, while the credibility of the rugby league is a priority for both sides.

In that one offseason alone, Payne Haas, David Fifita, Corey Norman, Tom Starling, Corey Horsborough, Corey Harawira-Naera and Adam Elliott have all been accused of being involved in off-field incidents.

Four junior Raiders were also sacked for slipping, while Mitchell Pearce resigned as captain of the Newcastle Knights over a texting scandal that had ruined his marriage plans with partner Kristin Scott.

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Fuller opened up about his intention to help the NRL in a recent interview with The Australian.

“I went to see Pete V’landys a few weeks ago. I didn’t want 2021 to be a difficult relationship between the police and the NRL,” Fuller said.

“When I took over NSW Police, we were in the paper for all the wrong reasons and… (I) took a pretty firm line on behavior.

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“I thought he was having a joke (on his joining the Commission) and it matured from there. We chatted and I said I would think about it – I just need to check with the government and me. make sure it does not interfere with my day job.

“I played rugby league as a kid and loved it. I’m the Dragons. I see the damage a handful of players do to the code.

“If you think about the role of the Commission, I wouldn’t become a master of Joey (Andrew) Johns’ game, but I would have the ability to come up with a system of penalties that hopefully prevents another player from making the wrong. thing. “

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Fuller last year was critical in bringing the NRL back from the COVID-19 break as soon as it did, when it was also crucial for the Warriors’ relocation to Tamworth and the Central Coast .

ARLC is currently in the process of finding another candidate for the remaining position.

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