The Canberra Raiders have really taken a hard line to problematic players, today axing talented custodian Bronx Goodwin. The promising Goodwin showed some electric form in 2008, but the troubled star was put on a good behaviour bond after a drunken off-field blow up during the year.
The board was completely united in their decision to cut the 23-year-old loose from the Raiders club.
“The board of the club met today with Bronx and his manager and decided to terminate his contract,” Raiders chief executive Don Furner told reporters today.
“We will provide any counselling if he requires it, but he will no longer be with the club.”
Goodwin was already on a suspension awaiting the outcome of his court case yesterday.
The former fullback, son of former Kangaroos international Ted Goodwin, pleaded guilty last week to assaulting two patrons outside the All Bar Nun pub in north Canberra around midnight on Sunday, July 20.
Apparently socialising with Todd Carney, who has since been sacked by the Raiders following a series of off-field incidents.
Goodwin was placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond and ordered to pay a $1,300 fine.
Furner said the Raiders board met for one-and-a-half hours before coming to a unanimous decision to sack Goodwin.
“We felt that he brought the club into disrepute by his actions on that night and that we had no other option so regrettably we took it,” he said.