Last night The ABC’s 7.30 program ran a report claiming the coach of NRL club The Cronulla Sharks, Shane Flanagan, operated a secret bank account.
According to The ABC, Sharks and NSW Blues captain Paul Gallen also received cash payments, outside of the club’s salary cap from a sponsor.
(The ABC said it was the club’s fault, not Gallen’s.)
Claims Gallen received the payments were backed by emails obtained by the broadcaster, which appear to show a sponsor, Sami Chamoun of security company E Group, threatening to make the payments public.
The Cronulla Sharks and the club’s links to sports scientist Steven Dank are at the centre of ASADA’s NRL drugs investigation.
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