Carter Contract Terminated

12th July 2016

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have terminated the contract of player Paul Carter following a breach of the Club’s Code of Conduct and specific clauses of his NRL contract. Rabbitohs General Manager of Football, Shane Richardson, said: “the Board has made a decision today to terminate Paul’s contract immediately as a result of his recent conduct. “We have given Paul all of the support, and every opportunity, to get his career and life back on track but unfortunately he has been unable to meet the standards we had agreed when Paul joined the Club. “This is a bigger issue than football for Paul. Needless to say we will continue to provide welfare, support and assistance to Paul in his continuing rehabilitation.”

Carter, who was previously released by Gold Coast after two drink driving offences, recently signed a contract extension with the Rabbitohs after moving to Redfern last year. It is understood Carter was on his final warning with the Rabbitohs when he failed to attend a training session after the club's round 17 loss. The match was played on a Friday night and he is believed to have spent the weekend drinking and been in no state to report for training. Carter has since checked into a Thai alcohol rehabilitation centre.