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NRL star almost sacked for cocaine scandal

Melbourne Storm chairman Matt Tripp has revealed that the club came close to sacking Cameron Munster following the “white substance” video scandal. 

Munster is beginning a four-week program at a rehabilitation facility for alcohol abuse and received a one-match ban and a $30,000 from the NRL and a suspended $100,000 fine from the Storm, as well as being ordered to stop drinking for a year.

However, Tripp has revealed that Munster’s contract was almost torn up by the club’s board.

“There is a personal relationship as well as a professional one with Cameron, and I’ve really taken it to heart what has happened in the last week or two. It’s actually hurt me,” Tripp said, via The Sydney Morning Herald.

“I know what a good bloke he is. I also know if you take the blinkers off he can stray.

“The board came close to terminating his contract, but the same board are fully united in wanting to help turn his life around and make him a long-term Melbourne Storm player. I know he will repay the faith. I’m confident of that. And so are the board.”

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