Hot rumour, anyone?
A couple of weeks ago, after a few beers at a team barbecue, a player not unacquainted with trouble put the hard word on a teammate's partner. The skipper, possibly the most popular player in the league, then invited the Casanova out into the back yard for a good, old-fashioned spanking. Far from being a one-sided affair, apparently the two players stoushed long and hard.
The club in question will no doubt shrug off the fight as piss and bad manners, but with the Carey precedent you never know. And whether there is much to the rumour, or not, given the profile of the two players in question the media would love to unholster the whisk and beat up the rumpus into a massive scandal.
My skepticism was warranted, apparently:
CHASING down rumours about Brendan Fevola is just about a full-time job, but one sent the football world into overdrive yesterday afternoon.
A well-travelled email suggests that a rumble in the sub-tropics has taken place between Fev and his Brisbane Lions teammate Jonathan Brown.
Sporting Life can confirm that Brown did, indeed, host a barbecue for Fev for his 200th, but players in attendance are adamant the rest of the email is "complete crap".
Where there's smoke, there's ire. It is reasonable to assume there was no "toe-to-toe" punch-on; it is less reasonable to assume the story is "complete crap" and that there was no disagreement at all.