It's no secret that Todd Carney has a bit of baggage. A quick Google will show you a myriad of images - the infamous "bubbler" incident probably the most telling of the problems Carney has faced during his footy career in the NRL.
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It's been reported that by Wednesday that the decision will be handed down regarding the legal stoush between Carney and the Sharks concerning allegations that he was unfairly dismissed after the bubbler image surfaced.
From 2004-2014, Carney spent time at the Raiders, Roosters and Sharks, before heading to the Catalans Dragons in 2015.
It's been reported that the the Dragons and Storm are interested in landing Carney for next season if he makes a return to the NRL. Here are some clubs that could do with Carney in their squad.
Image: The Bubbler incident stirred quite the reaction online.
The loss of Blake Green frees up a space in the halves. There's talk that Cam Munster will switch to the halves when Billy Slater returns from injury, but Carney would inject some real flair into the side.
And for Carney, the strict regiment that Bellamy runs in Melbourne could only be good for his life off the field.
Carney's highlights reel.
Benji Marshall is officially off their hands, and the addition of Carney would bring some experience to the halves. After missing out on Keary, Norman and a plethora of other players, this could be a smart move for some depth.
There's still no update on the Foran contract situation at the Warriors, with the NRL certainly taking their time in assessing Foran's registration. If the deal is shut down, Carney could be a wise buy. Imagine the combination of him and Johnson!
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The Eels have been doing pretty well in off-season signings, but in terms of five-eighths they've only really got Norman in the ranks. The injection of Carney into the side could really open up Parramatta's options. Plus, given the rock that Brad Arthur has been this year for a club in crisis, he seems like a good match for Carney.
Carney in action for the Catalans Dragons.
The signing of Trent Hodkinson this season proved to be underwhelming for the Knights, and given the year they've had, anyone with experience would be a welcome bonus in turning it around for 2017.