Kiwi and Bulldogs League playerÂ Ben Roberts isÂ surely set forÂ the sack at the Dogs after trying toÂ start a fight with Wests Tigers star Robbie Farah at theÂ famous NRL haunt -Sapphire Suite in Kings Cross.Â In the spotlight constantly in recent years for off-field dramas, surely it’s time for Roberts to go.
Roberts risks becoming the latest NRL star to have his club deal ripped up for bringing his club into disrepute, following the same path as Canberra pair Todd Carney and Bronx Goodwin.
Bulldogs chief executive Todd Greenberg is aware of the allegations but has been unable to question Roberts, who is in Samoa preparing for the World Cup.
The incident occurred a fortnight ago at the well-known nightspot, where an intoxicated Roberts attempted to bait Farah into trading blows. The Tigers star handled the matter in style, refusing to be drawn into the fight.
Roberts was then ejected by security before a member of his group came forward and apologised to Farah. Roberts is on his last warning at the Bulldogs after being charged with assaulting police in Wollongong on February 3, earning a $2200 fine.
The Bulldogs five-eighth was also dumped from first grade and fined $5000 for becoming involved in a fight at Cronulla’s Sting Bar in July. Roberts only escaped the sack because of a clerical error by the Bulldogs’ previous management in relation to drink-driving offences.
“At this stage we’ve been unable to speak to Ben, but I can assure we’re treating the matter very seriously,” Greenberg said.