8 May 2010

Probe into players paid by Melbourne Storm-linked charity

9:40 am on 8 May 2010

An insolvency firm is investigating payments made to Australian Rules players by a charity linked to the Melbourne Storm NRL salary cap scandal.

Investigators for the NRL are probing the now-defunct Unity Foundation to determine whether the charity was used to steer money to Storm players outside the salary cap.

The firm has confirmed it has also asked AFL players about payments they received from Unity Foundation, a charity established for indigenous teenagers.

The players include several from the Essendon club whose chief executive Ian Robson said the payments to players appeared legitimate, although his club is looking into the matter.