30 Jun 2014

Carney's career not finished says Johns

8:17 am on 30 June 2014

League legend Andrew Johns is adamant Todd Carney still has a future in the NRL after the five-eighth was sacked by Cronulla following the publication of an unsavoury photo on social media.

The Sharks boss Steve Noyce confirmed last night the club's decision to sever ties with the troubled 28-year-old, who was signed to Cronulla until the end of the 2018 season on a deal worth around $NZ 700,000 a season.

The image published on Twitter on Saturday night shows Carney standing at a urinal and he appears to be engaged in an unsavoury act.

It's the third time Carney has been sacked by an NRL club for alcohol-related incidents after being let go by Canberra in 2008 and the Sydney Roosters in 2011.

The former NSW representative was also banned from playing in the NRL in 2009 after being sacked by Canberra.

The NRL says they supported Cronulla's move, with chief operating officer Jim Doyle labelling the photo "unacceptable and tarnished the image of the game".

Rugby league Immortal Johns, who earlier said he couldn't see how Carney could be sacked over the photo, believes the disgraced former Dally M medallist would likely be picked up another club.