Reports say the five players involved will sue the club or the NRL if banned from playing in the 2015 season.
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The five players implicated in the Gold Coast Titans drug scandal will pursue legal action if they are banned from playing in the 2015 NRL season, according to reports.
A lawyer representing four of the five players told News Corp that they would challenge any decision by the club or the NRL to ban them from featuring this season.
“If players are stood down after their first court appearance the inference you draw from that is they are presumed guilty and if that is the case there may be further ramifications for the club,” MacCullum said.
“Why should they be stood down before they have had a chance to defend themselves?
“They should be afforded the right to their employment up until the process is over. A review can be held once that process is over.”
The five players – 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.