Parramatta are set to be sued by the liquidator of a company that made third-party payments during the 2016 salary cap scandal.
The Australian’s Brent Read revealed on NRL 360 that the Eels know what is happening but refused to comment on it.
“They’re getting sued… if we go back five years to the 2016 salary cap scandal and there was a company that was involved in that, that was paying some players third party agreements,” Read said.
“I think Jarryd Hayne and Anthony Watmough were the guys getting paid by them.
“That company has now gone broke and as a result of that the liquidators are suing Parramatta, basically suggesting that maybe these payments, because they were made, that the liquidation should have access to that money.
“It’s obviously an unwanted distraction, the club’s aware of it.
“They didn’t want to talk about it today… but just more drama.”
It is just the latest string in an awful period of time for Parramatta.
After rumours that head coach Brad Arthur could be replaced and the controversy surrounding Clint Gutherson’s contract, things surely cannot get much worse for the Eels.