Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii charged with drink driving in nation’s capital
Michael Carayannis, The Daily Telegraph
39 minutes ago
CANBERRA Raiders star Josh Papalii was charged with drink driving in the nation’s capital yesterday.
The Raiders are aware their 24-year-old back-rower was pulled over yesterday. Canberra chief executive Don Furner said he was “disappointed.”
“We are disappointed with his actions,” Furner said. “We will work with the Australian Federal Police.”
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Josh Papalii missed Australia’s Four Nations campaign with an ankle injury
The Raiders will investigate before handing down any punishment to Papalii along with the NRL’s integrity unit.
Papalii is in the midst of a recovery program after needing ankle surgery which ruled him out of Australia’s Four-Nations campaign last year.
In 2014 Papalii faced court for allegedly driving on a suspended licence because of an unpaid parking fine, which had seen his licence suspended about seven months earlier. He was fined and banned for driving for one month.
The Kangaroos and Maroons star has had prior issues with his driving licence
Earlier that year Papalii was involved in a strange road rage incident in which he was forced to apologise to a motorist after throwing a one litre bottle of moisturising cream at him.
The Raiders released a statement this afternoon confirming Papalii’s charge.
Obviously does not fit the raiders culture. They should release him, I know a couple of clubs in need of backrowers.