Raiders star involved in drink driving incident and charged with DUI

Josh Papalii

They might be doing all the right things on the field and trying to avoid off-field issues but the Canberra Raiders have been forced to release a statement after one of their players was involved in a drink driving incident.

It comes after the news that Josh Papalii has been charged with drink driving in the nation’s capital yesterday.

Club Chairman Don Furner admits that he is disappointed in Papalii over the incident.

“We are disappointed with his actions,” Furner said.

“We will work with the Australian Federal Police.”

The Raiders statement reads as follows:

“The Canberra Raiders have been made aware of a drink driving incident involving Josh Papalii which occured overnight.

Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner said the club was disappointed to hear about the incident and the NRL Integrity Unit had been notified.

The Raiders have will wait for the outcome of the AFP’s investigation into the incident before making any further comment.”

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