Today we should be celebrating the remarkable, and history making, victory by the Warriors over the Storm, and looking forward to a couple of great contests this weekend.
But no, once again, players behaving badly have stolen the limelight - and how!
The allegations of serious sexual assault made against the high profile Broncos players (who the Sydney media has named but the Brisbane media has not) are properly in the hands of the police.
But today allegations have emerged that the Broncos cannot simply avoid - and must be addressed regardless of where the police investigation goes.
Sordid details of what allegedly occurred in the men