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Disgraced Waldron called 'chief rat' in Storm

Brian Waldron, the former Melbourne Storm chief, has been accused of being the "chief rat" in the salary cap scandal that has devastated the club.

Brian Waldron has been described as 'the architect' behind the Storm's problems.
Brian Waldron has been described as 'the architect' behind the Storm's problems.

Brian Waldron, the former Melbourne Storm chief, has been accused of being the "chief rat" in the salary cap scandal that has devastated the club. The verbal attack was made by John Hartigan, chief executive of Storm's owners, News Limited, who also took a shot at player agents, calling them "misfits" with "huge issues" to answer in relation to player payments.

And while he also ruled out News Limited funding an appeal against the severe punishment handed down by the NRL after Melbourne were caught breaking the cap to the tune of Aus$1.7million (Dh5.7m) over five years, he did not discount the players launching one of their own. After meeting with Storm players at their team's Melbourne's headquarters yesterday to bring them up to date with the company's position, Hartigan talked to the media and left nobody in doubt over his opinion of Waldron.