Henry admitted the five players implicated are feeling the heat…
Gold Coast Titans coach Neil Henry says the five players implicated in the drugs scandal are “distraught” over the situation.
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Five members of the Gold Coast squad, including star Greg Bird, were served with notices to appear in court over drug supply allegations.
Henry said he had been in touch with the players involved and admitted they were feeling the pressure.
“They’re certainly in varying degrees of being distraught about the situation,” Henry wass quoted by AAP.
“It’s only human nature. It’s a lot of pressure on the players.
“They understand the seriousness of the allegations but they’re bound by their legal representatives not to say much at this stage.”
Greg Bird, David Taylor, Beau Falloon, Jamie Dowling and Kalifa Faifai Loa will not be considered for selection for the Titans’ opening match of the season against Wests Tigers on March 7.
All five players will meet with the Titans board on Friday in an attempt to argue why they should not have their contracts torn up.