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Leading NRL figure Darryl Brohman says Mitchell Pearce needs a year off

Leading NRL commentator Darryl ‘Big Marn’ Brohman has called for disgraced rugby league star Mitchell Pearce to take a year away from the game.

The Sydney Roosters captain is in hot water after footage surface showing him urinating on himself and simulating a lewd act with a dog.

‘I’m starting to think he does need 12 months out of the game just to get a grasp on reality, what life’s really like,’ Brohman told Neil Mitchell on Thursday.

‘He clearly shouldn’t drink.

‘The times he’s got himself into deep trouble, alcohol’s been a common denominator.’

Click play to Darryl Brohman assess the future for Mitchell Pearce

Neil Mitchell said NRL players’ indiscretions seem significantly worse than those of their counterparts from other codes.

‘That’s basically sick.

‘AFL people do some stupid things but … that’s just another level.’