Oops, maybe a $2 Million fine for "bringing the game into disrepute"?


#363

Yep. It’s how good your stereo sounds.


#364

You just need to be rich then.

Poor and ugly then you’re in trouble.


#365

I don’t have much luck then.


#366

That’s high infidelity.


#367

You are right it isn’t always planned sometimes things are spontaneous and sometimes, they are opportunistic.

There are many more opportunities now than there ever were in my parent’s day. But people being people, if they want to they will find a way. I am not blaming my parents, my family, the choices I made were mine to make. Older and wiser now, but sometimes it is also a case of but for the grace of God go I.


#368

Hmm. Not sure about being more opportunity now for dalliance.

Back in the 1970’s, I worked in an office that was a regular party most nights and completely over the top Friday nights. And for us younger ones, there was live music at pubs everywhere most nights of the week with lots of available others. Had a Mate who lived in Wheelers Hill and his stories of the wife swapping parties were legendary.

There was very little political correctness back then. Lots of rampant feminism though.


#369

I meant with the internet, dating sites, prn, etc. My parents and I never had access to that stuff growing up.

So, it has changed the ground rules a bit for everyone. That’s what I meant.


#370

Warner giving zero farks about exposing the AFL again. Here’s hoping next time it’s about Gil after he has been forced out of the AFL as well.

AFL sex scandal: Inquiries made with senior league figures months before Simon Lethlean resigned

Michael Warner, Herald Sun
November 8, 2017 11:00pm
Subscriber only

EMAILS and text messages reveal inquiries were made with senior AFL figures about the Simon Lethlean sex scandal four months before he was forced to resign.

The Herald Sun has obtained detailed correspondence between a Sydney journalist and AFL media manager Patrick Keane, then-football boss Lethlean and his personal assistant Vicki Lloyd 18 weeks before the league acted on the issue.

Lethlean and fellow league executive Richard Simkiss stood down on July 14 after their “inappropriate” relationships with younger female employees were exposed by the Herald Sun.

AFL chief Gillon McLachlan said at the time: “There’s always accountability for every action and I’m not going to talk about all the ins and outs, all I know is there were facts that came to light this week that no one could step around"

But the emails and SMS messages reveal detailed questions were first put about Lethlean’s affair with young Sydney-based worker Maddi Blomberg on March 10 and 11.

On March 10, Lloyd was alerted to the potential issue involving her boss, in an email from Channel 9 Sydney journalist Danny Weidler.

“Hi … Can Simon please call me regarding a story I’m preparing … It relates to a relationship he is having,” Weidler wrote.

Less than two hours later, Keane — who had spoken to Weidler that morning — acknowledged the email had come through.

“Danny … Your email has been received. I can’t answer when/what form Simon may come back to you but letting you know it (has) been received,” Keane texted.

Weidler responded: “Thanks mate. I can provide more details if needed.”

The following morning, Weidler detailed the allegations to Lethlean.

His email, sent at 6.53am, said: “I was hoping you could provide specific answers to these questions: 1. Did you know that Maddi was Kurtley Beale’s partner when you were having your affair with her? 2. Did you know someone from your workplace had alerted him? 3. Is it correct your last contact with Maddi was in Double Bay in Sydney a few weeks ago? 4. Did you tell Maddi you would not leave your wife for her? 5. Do you think it’s appropriate that you remain in a position of power in the AFL women’s game?”

Minutes later, Weidler informed the AFL spin doctor Keane: “Hi mate … I’ve sent specific questions through to Simon on his email [email protected] … Just wanted to confirm that’s his email and that he has received my email.”

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Later that morning, having heard nothing, Weidler texted Keane, asking: “Who is the best person to put some questions to re Simon? I am wanting to know what impact this will have … given his heavy involvement in the women’s game — I’d like to get someone from the AFL on record please. Thanks.”

Neither Keane, Lloyd nor Lethlean responded. The Herald Sun provided the full text and email exchanges to the AFL yesterday.

AFL spokeswoman Elizabeth Lukin said neither the league, nor AFL Commission chairman Richard Goyder, had any comment.

Ms Blomberg was an employee at the AFL’s NSW office when she and Lethlean began their affair last year.

Lethlean was promoted to the position of AFL football operations manager on March 2 — just eight days before Weidler’s initial inquiries. The Herald Sun ultimately broke the AFL affairs scandal on July 9, after first sending written questions about Lethlean’s conduct on June 8.

Neither Lethlean nor Simkiss were named in the July 9 article, with the AFL initially playing it down privately to others in the media.

But hours after further questions were asked by the Herald Sun on July 13, Simkiss and Lethlean handed in their resignations.

When McLachlan was asked how much he had known about the Lethlean and Simkiss affairs, he said: “I had some visibility over information but not everything, I certainly have had bits and pieces. I discharged my responsibilities as chief executive to the best of my abilities, referred information I had to HR and I was comfortable where things were.”

Despite being forced out of the game because of the affairs scandal, Lethlean was strongly linked to the vacant chief executive position at Carlton, on Wednesday filled by Richmond executive Cain Liddle. McLachlan had publicly endorsed his return to a top football industry job.


#371

Yes you are correct, parties or get togethers where everyone’s car keys were put into a bucket and at some point drawn and couples coupled for the night. The seventies and eighties were famous for wife and hubby swapping between consenting adults and threesome’s. My brother used to run them in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne.


#372

Hey… McLachlan said ‘fully aware’, so he’s not a lying weasel, ok?


#373

“AFL chief Gillon McLachlan said at the time: “There’s always accountability for every action…””

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


#374

Wonder if fark Carlton side stepping gill’s boy is any indication that his grip on the reins is slipping?


#375

I actually thought the same this morning. Clearly Gil wanted him to get it and he hasn’t. That’s significant IMO.

Come on down, Brendon Gale. Good operator who has done a great job with Richmond. Also has a lot of integrity. I studied law with him out at Monash and he is a very smart, thoughtful and personable guy.


#376

Also ran the AFLPA for a while.

Certainly very well credentialled and def good bloke factor


#377

Not sure this is the appropriate terms to use when talking about an affair, or is it?


#378

You’re dreaming.

Those are certainly not the credentials expected in an AFL CEO. The opposite is required.


#379

As well all know, Gil has been disgraceful during his tenure at the AFL. Followed in Vlads, that fat farking cart, Footsteps and is just a bully.

His karma is imminent.

Bring on anyone but I think @SMJs suggestion of Brendon Gale is a ripper


#380

Sooo…is there any truth to the Gill rumours or is it just a steaming pill of poo?


#381

"When McLachlan was asked how much he had known about the Lethlean and Simkiss affairs, he said: “I had some visibility over information but not everything, I certainly have had bits and pieces. I discharged my responsibilities as chief executive to the best of my abilities, referred information I had to HR and I was comfortable where things were.”

McLachlan - still playing hide and seek with the bits and pieces. A slow death by a horse hoof to the head far far away from any medical help would be far too good a death for this grubby spineless sleaze ball.


#382

Probably took out the ones he needed