Williams’s original 5 year agreement, signed for around $2 million in 2007 will still stand. The prominent forward has been disgruntled with the club in recent times – ever since linking with notorious promoter Khoder Nasser, many feeling that SBW wanted to leave the Bulldogs to earn more money elsewhere or that he could witch to rugby union.
But Williams, 22, and his manager, Khoder Nasser, met club management on Tuesday night, when they thrashed out his issues with chief executive Todd Greenberg and chairman George Peponis.
Williams confirmed that he would stay at the club until the end of 2012, and he told management of his desire to become a leader of the Bulldogs.
Williams, currently sidelined with a knee injury, said that his immediate focus was to return to full fitness so was available for the Bulldogs’ match against Canberra next week.
“I now have a better understanding of the direction the club is heading, and there’s no question it’s something I want to be a part of,” Williams said in a statement.
Greenberg said the situation had become clearer after the club was finally able to sit down with Williams and talk to him face-to-face.
“As far as Sonny was concerned, there was probably a bit of uncertainty about his position with us given the change of club management and also the change of his own management,” Greenberg said.
“Sonny needed to hear that he is a big part of our plans, and last night (he) was impressive in outlining some of his own thoughts on his future with the club.
“The key to resolving this matter was to get everyone talking and we’re pleased that well be able to move forward together.”