Canterbury chief executive Todd Greenberg says news of Ben Barba's off-field problems will not affect the club's relationship with sponsors.
The Bulldogs stood Barba down indefinitely after he admitted to Greenberg and coach Des Hasler on Sunday he was struggling to cope with issues away from the field.
However, Greenberg dismissed the prospect of sponsors walking away because of Barba. ''This is not a club in crisis, let's be real and let's be honest,'' Greenberg said before the Bulldogs' season launch on Tuesday night.
''We have a player who is going through a hard time and we are supporting him. I have no concerns at all. If anything the message from our sponsors has been, 'Thank you for standing up for the club, the brand and the player's welfare.'''
Barba's issues relate to the breakdown of his relationship with long-term partner Ainslie Currie and access to his two young children.
Currie was driving back to Mackay on Tuesday from Sydney to be with her family while Barba dealt with lawyers, in what is turning into a potentially ugly custody battle.
Currie is also expected to release a statement denying rumours about her relationship with Barba.
Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds said earlier on Tuesday he was shocked by news of Barba's problems and said it was important to give him the time away from the game to sort himself out.