Canberra players exasperated by Josh Dugan behaviour.
Earlier this week Canberra fullback Josh Dugan and fellow teammate Blake Ferguson were stood down indefinitely following a drinking incident.
Both players have a history of off-field indiscretions, with Dugan serving a one-match suspension for drinking while injured – the same breach of the club’s player code he is currently facing.
It has been reported that it was fellow Canberra Raiders players who alerted coach David Furner over the latest incident, according to Fox Sports.
Team-mates became aware of the breach when the two players posted photos to a social networking website of themselves drinking on Dugan’s roof.
Police were called to the house after reports of disturbances.
It has been revealed that the star fullback has made fellow teammates unhappy with a record of alleged indiscretions that include skipping training sessions, faking injury to avoid training, failing to complete community service commitments, and many others.
The Raider star is reportedly on a contract valued at more than $600,000 a year but with a mounting record of off-field incidents, could face being dropped by the club.
An unhappy coach David Furner has made it clear that no player, regardless of contract size, is above the clubs code and practices.
“I am not putting a timeframe on how long they will be out – they will be unavailable as long as the club needs to complete its investigation and when it does, we will go from there,” Furner is quoted as saying in the Fox Sports article above.
“No player, staff member or coach is bigger than this club. We have the rules for a reason.”