Prominent Bulldogs forward Reni Maitua has again got himself into hot water, this time Maitua was on the Oxford St strip late over the Easter Weekend and got into a stoush; initially verbal – but it’s alleged that Maitua then got physically involved and the whole situations landed him in serious trouble with the Bulldogs.
Already on shaky ground after several off-field discipline issues, Reni Maitua didn’t need this and neither do the Bulldogs are any other NRL club. Fresh from the Jarryd Hayne shooting saga in Kings Cross, a fed up David Gallop will be an unhappy camper and surely will be straight on the phone to Bulldogs management.
Maitua has really put his career on the line here. Regardless of whether he was in the wrong or right, a late night escapade to Oxford St can only lead to trouble – especially for NRL footballers these days. His previous wrap sheet includes a DUI booking and some pre-season training mishaps – where it’s alleged the promising player went on a drinking binge and missed sessions.
It’s expected that Reni Maitua will be stood down from the first grade team this week and should management want to start toughening their stance on the situation at the Bulldogs – they may go as far as cutting loose the repeat offender Maitua. Something that would take a stack of courage, as surely another NRL club would snap up the likes of Maitua who is considered a Tier 1 player.