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Are we too hard on sports stars off the field?

Last updated 12:21 04/07/2014
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BAD BOY: Todd Carney has been dumped by the Sharks after an off-field incident.

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Rugby league bad boy Todd Carney has been sacked by this third NRL club, this time after photos of him appearing to urinate in his mouth appeared on social media.

After having his $3.76 million, five-year contract ripped up, Carney's agent has accused his former club, the Cronulla Sharks, of acting harshly. Do you agree?

Sports stars often end up in the sin bin due to their off-field antics - but should they?

Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell was recently slapped with a $5000 fine after a video showing him involved in a sex act appeared on social media. 

Kiwi cricketer Jesse Ryder and former All Black Zac Guilford are among a number of athletes in the spotlight more for their drinking antics than their playing ability.

But should what an athlete does off the pitch really impact on their ability to remain employed?

We always talk about sportspeople as role models, but do we put too much pressure on them?

Do you care what players do in their spare time?

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