The agent of Todd Carney has defended the disgraced NRL player.
Cronulla Sharks star Todd Carney’s agent has claimed that the photo of his client was a “setup” and that Carney did not drink his own urine.
“It’s a setup, like when people stand in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa,” Carney’s agent David Riolo told 2UE this morning.
“Todd’s paid a very, very heavy price for a photo that he didn’t want out there or upload himself. It was supposed to be kept between mates.
“The person who took the photo contacted me this morning by text and said, ‘My phone got lost’ – supposedly – and that’s how the photo got out. It was meant to be a joke.
“He’s now got a photo of himself gone worldwide in not a very pleasant setting that’s going to be on the net for his family and everyone to see for future generations. That in itself is a very big price to pay.”
Carney had already received two warnings for bad behaviour this year by the Sharks, before the club sacked him over the photo which exploded on social media.
The picture of Carney urinating in his own mouth went viral over the weekend forcing the Sharks to tear-up his $3 million contract.
You can view the photo here (Warning: vulgar content)