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English Super League boss Maurice Lindsay says Adrian Morley is unlikely to face any suspension from the game for his drink-driving conviction in the U.K. late last year.
Lindsay, who is in Sydney for the Cougar World Sevens, branded weekend speculation that the Sydney Roosters forward could serve a six-month global sporting ban as "a gross exaggeration by the English authorities or a gross exaggeration in the media".
The law against bringing the game into disrepute gave rise to the theory that Morley could be suspended from the game because the recent Ashes sponsor was an anti-drink driving campaign.
Morley was fined almost $AUD5,000.00, banned from driving for three years and ordered to complete 40 hours' community service for drink-driving last November. But Lindsay says a fine and reprimand ought to be sufficient punishment for the 26-year-old.