January 12, 1997: Getting paid to do nothing
Super League had signed too many players - some were offered money to do nothing.
On this day 25 years ago, colleague Danny Weidler carried an item in his Sun Herald column about Super League players being paid to do nothing.
The breakaway, Danny explained, had signed too many players.
“Players not satisfied with their placements have been offered three alternatives: a minimal payout; or placement at a club; full payment but no footbal…