Canberra Raiders player Todd Carney has been fined $2,000 and had his driver's license suspended for 5 years, after appearing in Goulburn magistrate's court today. He was also placed on a 3 year good behavior bond. Todd is considering appealing the severity of the 5 year driving suspension.
Carney's fine and driving suspension follow an earlier meeting this week of the Raiders board, where Carney expressed his remorse over the incident. The Board also moved to ensure he was receiving appropriate counseling and the necessary support to get his focus back on his football career.
The counseling sessions will be a continuation of those that Carney has already attended since being charged late last year, and will continue until both the Raiders and Carney feel there will be no repeat infringements.
Carney has also completed a drug and alcohol awareness course since his infringements, and has been offered the chance to continue this program.
Carney was given an undisclosed fine by the Club as well as given the chance to prove himself to the rest of the playing group, by meeting regularly from the Raiders six man leadership group headed by Club Captain Alan Tongue.
Carney will continue to be monitored by both the leadership group and Raiders management, and has been cleared to play for the Raiders as of their round one clash against Manly.