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Todd Carney Has Designed An App To Help Sports Coaches Manage Their Players' Social Media Accounts

Todd Carney Has Designed An App To Help Sports Coaches Manage Their Players' Social Media Accounts

Todd Carney is on a one-man mission to save rugby league players from, well, themselves.

The former NRL bad boy is set to release an app that aims to help coaches manage their players' social media accounts.

In essence, it would help stop content from being released that could potentially damage an athlete's reputation - a similar fate that Carney himself has experienced.

Todd Carney during his days with the Sydney Roosters. Credit: Instagram
Todd Carney during his days with the Sydney Roosters. Credit: Instagram
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Back in 2014, Carney made headlines for all the wrong reasons after a drunken night out resulted in one explicit image splattered across the front page of every newspaper in Australia.

The leaked image of the former Dally M medallist 'bubbling' in the men's toilet quickly reached his employers at the NRL who wasted no time in tearing up his $3million contract.

And after a stint in the English Super League, Carney returned home to Australia with the hope of righting his wrongs.

Lately, he's been working closely with SocialBase which was founded his friend Mitchell Micallef.

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Together, they've helped develop a smartphone app which would include a "Todd Carney feature".

The feature would allow social media managers of sports clubs to examine and approve posts from their respective players before they get posted on social media.

In turn, it would eliminate the threat of an athlete posting content which could land them in hot water.

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"I still love the game to death," Carney told NCA NewsWire.

Carney playing for Salford Red Devils in the Super League. Credit: PA
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"I've learned the lesson the hard way, and hopefully I can eliminate players from going down that path.

"It'll be perfect for rugby league players and sport in general, day-to-day people in general life.

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"I'm not a parent but if their son or daughter was about to post something and you didn't want them to, it goes through to the parents and they decide whether it's posted on social media."

It's understood the conveniently-named "Todd Carney feature" was actually pitched by Carney himself.

And while it is not currently on the app, it's expected to be rolled out in the coming months.

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"Players might not mean to do it, sometimes you could be on the devil's drink at two in the morning and post something, but at least now you know someone's there to look over your post," Carney said.

"We're all adults here but you can do some silly things, so hopefully we can limit that."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Instagram, Rugby League, Social Media, nrl, Twitter, Australia

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Max Sherry

Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.