29 Apr 2014

Former Storm chief executive apologises for salary cap scandal

5:57 pm on 29 April 2014

The former Melbourne Storm chief executive, Brian Waldron, has apologised for his role in a salary cap scandal which saw the club stripped of two NRL championships and ended his career in sport.

Under Waldron's watch, Storm systematically rorted the top-flight Australian league's salary restrictions over a period of years in which the club clinched the 2007 and 2009 titles.

When the depth of the scandal was revealed in 2010, both titles were declared forfeit by the NRL and the club slapped with a huge fine while being made to play out most of the season for no championship points.

Waldron, who had crossed to the Melbourne Rebels in 2010, was promptly sacked by the new Super Rugby side and kept silent on the scandal.

In a column on an Australian website, Waldron apologised to those hurt by his actions.

He went on to write that responsibility for failure is rarely exclusive, but it's appropriate that it should be attributed to leaders.