Suspended NRL star Michael Jennings’ future has been finalised with the Parramatta Eels releasing a press release on Tuesday afternoon.
Banned Eels star Michael Jennings has agreed to stroll away from his reported $400,000 contract after coming to a mutual settlement with Parramatta.
The previous NSW State of Origin star remains to be awaiting the completion of his doping case after he was provisionally suspended by the NRL in October, having examined constructive to Ibutamoren and Ligandrol.
The Eels launched a press release on Tuesday revealing Jennings has minimize ties with the membership with 18 months nonetheless remaining on his contract
The assertion doesn’t make it clear if a settlement has been reached.
The membership says within the assertion Jennings agreed to chop his contract in a selfless act to permit the membership to signal one other participant to their roster for the 2021 season.
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“Parramatta and Mr Jennings have agreed to half methods as a result of Mr Jennings needs to permit the workforce to fill his place and have the very best 2021 and 2022 seasons attainable,” the membership assertion claimed.
“Mr Jennings is the topic of an ongoing course of with Sports activities Integrity Australia (SIA).
“Mr Jennings has been with the Eels since 2016 and based mostly on its expertise with Mr Jennings over the past 5 years, Parramatta doesn’t think about that Mr Jennings would deliberately take performance-enhancing substances.”
The Every day Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield reported the Eels suspended Jennings’ $8000-a-week wage.
The 33-year-old is reportedly on a $400,000 contract, which expired on the finish of the 2022 season.
He stated on the time his constructive take a look at was introduced that he was “utterly shattered”.
He’s dealing with a possible four-year ban as he continues to attend the result of Sports activities Integrity Australia’s course of.
Jennings returned a constructive take a look at for banned substances on September 29 and the Eels have been notified concerning the end in October, in the course of the 2021 NRL finals collection.
Jennings has performed 105 NRL video games for the Eels since 2016, scoring 42 tries for the membership.
He beforehand represented the Penrith Panthers and Sydney Roosters, successful an NRL premiership in 2013.
Jennings was additionally a New South Wales mainstay within the State of Origin, representing the Blues on 18 events.