Having only just re-signed with the club a few weeks ago, Liam Knight is in the news for the wrong reasons now, having been stood down for a drink-driving incident.
Manly released a statement on the matter as follows:
The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have stood down 21-year-old front row forward Liam Knight following a driving incident early today.
Knight was pulled over by Frenchs Forest police at 1.15am and returned a positive alcohol reading of 0.176.
He was also charged with driving at 137kph in a 70kph zone.
Knight has had his licence suspended and will appear in Manly Local Court on April 20.
The Sea Eagles reported the incident to the NRL Integrity Unit this morning.
The Club will make no further comment until a thorough investigation is completed.
A police statement was also released:
“The driver, a 21-year-old man holding a provisional P2 driver’s licence, was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.
“The man was arrested and taken to Frenchs Forest Police Station, where he returned an alleged positive breath test analysis reading of 0.176.
“The Narrabeen man was charged with high-range PCA and exceed speed by more than 45km/h.
“He was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice to appear at Manly Local Court on 20 April 2016. He also had his driver’s licence suspended.”