David Williams Named in Betting Scandal
A betting scandal in the Rugby League has been uncovered.
The announcement of this scandal was delayed by the NRL until after Origin in order to ensure a scandal free build-up to the third game in the series at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Wednesday.
A press conference has been scheduled for Thursday where the NRL will announce the betting sanctions.
Manly star David Williams was named as one of the involved players including an unnamed Storm player who is now facing a one month ban as a result of a $20 bet which was made on a first-grade fixture last season.
Until now officials have refused to reveal the identity of the suspended player but it has been confirmed by Parramatta that their halfback Chris Sandow, is not involved.
In an audit of TAB and sport bookmaker betting records, a number of other players were also caught and they will also be fined for betting.
These bets were traced from account records and smartphones and in many cases, the betting amounts were as small as $5.
According to New Corp online, the Sea Eagles winger “Wolfman” Williams is one of the players involved in the betting scandal.
New Corp online confirmed that Williams made bets from an iPhone app on soccer, rugby and AFL league matches.
To date, no mention has been made of match-fixing.
According to the guidelines of the NRL, all players, officials and coaches are banned from betting on NRL fixtures.