Parramatta Eels sack Tony Williams over positive drug tests

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  1. rhugh89

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    Eels sack Williams over drugs breach, Davis sanctioned


    NRL.com
    Tue 25 Sep 2018, 12:06 PM



    Parramatta Eels have terminated the contract of Tony Williams, effective immediately, and heavily sanctioned centre Nathan Davis after they each tested positive for a second time for "illicit and hazardous drugs".

    Williams has also been suspended for 12 matches meaning another NRL club is highly unlikely to get another contract in 2019.

    The Eels released a statement in which the club said it would "continue to offer welfare assistance and support to both players".

    Williams returned to the Eels in 2018 after his one-season stint at Cronulla was cut short by a torn ACL.

    The towering forward, who will turn 30 in December, had represented Australia in five Tests and Samoa in another five while also playing three matches for NSW during previous stints with Manly and Canterbury.


    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/09/25...ct-over-drugs-breach-nathan-davis-sanctioned/
     
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Might explain why Nathan Davis seems stuck in reserve grade.
    He always looks like a firstgrader when I see him play. I've always wondered why he can't get a run.
     
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    Club Statement: Tony Williams and Nathan Davis


    parraeels.com.au
    Tue 25 Sep 2018, 12:00 PM



    Parramatta Eels Club has issued the following statement regarding two players.

    TONY WILLIAMS:

    Following a second contravention of the NRL Testing Policy for illicit & hazardous drugs, the Parramatta National Rugby League Club Pty Limited has terminated Tony Williams' NRL Playing Contract, effective immediately.

    In addition, the NRL has suspended Tony Williams for 12 weeks in accordance with the Policy.

    The Parramatta Eels Club will continue to offer welfare assistance and support to Tony.

    NATHAN DAVIS:

    Following a second contravention of the NRL Testing Policy for illicit & hazardous drugs, the Parramatta National Rugby League Club Pty Limited has imposed a substantial fine on Nathan Davis.

    In addition, the NRL has suspended Nathan Davis for 12 weeks in accordance with the Policy.

    The Parramatta Eels Club will continue to offer welfare assistance and support to Nathan.


    https://www.parraeels.com.au/news/2018/09/25/club-statement-tony-williams-and-nathan-davis/
     
  4. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    That'd be a wrap for T-Rex. He's gonna have some regrets when he looks back at his career & how it's ended.
     
  5. danknights

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    Wonder what Davis contract situation Is. Get him out of druggo Parra and into a cleaner newcastle.
     
  6. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Darren Albert

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    You're kidding right. Keep him well away.

    Not sure why Parra didn't sack the both of them, way to send a mixed message.
     
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    danknights Timana Tahu

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    You can't deny the bloke is a first grader. Its clear too see parra players have their toes in the wrong crew. People change with a better environment.
     

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