Raiders spare Carney the sack

The Canberra Raiders board have decided not sack half Todd Carney over his latest off-field indiscretion.

The Raiders board met earlier today to discuss Carney, who was suspended indefinitely by the club after allegedly leading police on a high-speed pursuit last Friday evening. Raiders general manager Don Furner says the club will help Carney undertake a rehabilitation program but hasn't decided yet how long his suspension will be.

Carney is due to face ACT Magistrates Court on Monday to answer three separate charges. This latest incident comes after a drink driving conviction earlier this year which saw Carney lose his licence for five years and be placed on a three-year good behaviour bond.