Penrith Panthers’ Joel Clinton has hit the headlines today; the high profile prop apparently turning up for training still affected by alcohol from the night before. On his day off its alleged Joel Clinton has drunk a belly full – so much so, he was still over the limit the next morning. Looking under the weather at training; he was quickly found out by Panthers training staff.

Its the last thing the Panthers needed after a horror year; Joel Clinton who is Brisbane Broncos bound in 2008 along with Peter Wallace from the Panthers probably already has his mind set on bigger and better things. Which is why he may have been unconcerned by his drinking spree this week – the Panthers can’t make the Top 8 and with his departure next year, Clinton would understandably find it hard to get motivated in these last couple of matches.

Panthers coach Matt Elliott has dropped Clinton from this weekends match with the Knights as the Panthers battle to avoid the wooden spoon.

By ricky

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