The Canberra Raiders have made a statement about what they’re doing with star player Blake Ferguson as he awaits trial:
Canberra’s Blake Ferguson will be required to undertake an extensive alcohol management program during which time he will not be considered for selection.
The Raiders Board has determined the action today after the club met with Ferguson in Canberra following his dismissal from the NSW State of Origin camp.
The NRL will review Ferguson’s progress with the club after a four-week period and assess his eligibility at that point.
Both the NRL and the Raiders will await the outcome of court proceedings to determine a final position in relation to a charge of Indecent Assault laid by NSW Police yesterday.
It seems a little odd. If he’s not guilty what is the problem they’re seeking to address?