NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has no plans to apologise to Mitchell Pearce despite admitting his 2016 punishment for a lewd video was "overcooked".
Pearce, who was playing for the Sydney Roosters at the time, was suspended for eight NRL games and fined $125,000 for his drunken Australia Day antics in which he simulated sex with a dog.
Greenberg first made the admission, that he believed the game had got the sanction wrong, when he visited the Roosters playing group several weeks ago.
The game's boss said on Friday that he would not say sorry to the Newcastle No.7 despite admitting the governing body erred.
"It's not about (apologising), I was asked what my views were and I answered those views," Greenberg said.
"It's easy to look back with hindsight on some of these things.
"I've said this regularly over my short time as CEO of the game, we're not going to get everything right. The game won't always make every decision that's perfect.
"We work in a very complex environment. All we can do is do the best we can with the equations that are presented to us."
Pearce's punishment was handed down in early March in 2016 and Greenberg succeeded Dave Smith as the game's boss a fortnight later.
At the time, Roosters hierarchy were angered by the severity of the sanctions.
The incident led to Pearce going into rehab in Thailand and he eventually left the club and was replaced by Cooper Cronk.
The NRL on Friday told a meeting of the club's CEOs in Brisbane that it was seeking to put in place fixed sanctions for off-field indiscretions.
"We're trying to put in place a framework and matrix of some sort so we can try to provide a bit more consistency," Greenberg said.
"It's very difficult when you're dealing with different matters. No matter is ever the same."
Greenberg said he had not spoken to Pearce but was open to sitting down with him during Magic Weekend in Brisbane this week.
"I wasn't there at that time making that decision, with hindsight, with all of the information, which is always difficult when you go back, my view it was overcooked," Greenberg said.
"We haven't done our visit to Newcastle. But when I visit Newcastle or see Mitchell over the weekend, I'm more than happy to see him directly.
"I've always had a pretty good respect and relationship with Mitchell so I'd more than happy to talk to him face to face."
Australian Associated Press