The start to 2019 has been described as a “complete train wreck” by the NRL boss Todd Greenberg.
Greenberg went onto say; “We have run out of patience and tolerance for misbehaviour off the field.”
We look at the most recent scandals that have been reported at your club.
August 2016: James Roberts
On August 24, the Brisbane Broncos fined James Roberts $20,000 for an alleged incident that occurred on August 14. Roberts allegedly abused a woman and had to be restrained by security guards on a drunken night out at a Brisbane hotel. No charges were laid and police were not involved.
April 2018: Jack Wighton
On April 3, news broke police were investigating Jack Wighton over an incident outside a Canberra nightclub. On June 28, Wighton was stood down by the Canberra Raiders after the young fullback pleaded guilty to assault and public urination. Wighton was later suspended for 10 matches.
September 2018: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
The Bulldogs were hit with a $250,000 fine after players Adam Elliot and teammates were caught drunk, naked and dancing in public. Winger Marcelo Montoya vomited on the street. The incident occurred on September 3 as part of the Bulldogs’ Mad Monday celebrations.
November 2016: Ben Barba
After winning the Grand Final with the Sharks, former Dally M medallist Ben Barba tested positive to cocaine use. On the November 8, the Sharks granted Barba an immediate release.
May 2017: Kevin Proctor
Proctor and Kiwi co-star Jesse Bromwich snorted cocaine in Canberra’s city centre captured on CCTV. Gold Coast Titans fined Kevin Proctor $20,000 and issue four-match suspension over drugs incident
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