9 Oct 2008

Storms apology falls on deaf ears

8:07 am on 9 October 2008

The Melbourne Storm's apologies to the NRL judiciary panel appear seem to have fallen on deaf ears with the three panel members reportedly still intent on continuing legal action.

The Storm's chief executive Brian Waldron and coach Craig Bellamy have released statements apologising to judiciary members Darrell Williams, Royce Ayliffe and Darren Britt, 11 days after their comments following Cameron Smith's grapple tackle suspension.

Both Bellamy and Waldron said it was never their intention to question the integrity or reputation of judiciary members who banned Storm skipper Smith for Melbourne's final two matches of the season.

But Darrell Williams says it doesn't go close to the requirements of the apology they'd wanted before last weekend's Grand Final.