South Sydney Rabbitohs may be forced to honour the deal that they signed with Anthony Milford.
That’s if Milford is cleared of the four charges he is currently facing by police.
Whilst the court case continues to rage on, Milford has returned to Brisbane, but could yet play for the Rabbitohs if he is found not guilty of three counts of assault and one count of damaging property.
The Sunday Telegraph was told that South Sydney could face legal repercussions if Milford’s contract is not honoured – if he gets cleared of charges.
However, officials at the Rabbitohs are unsure whether or not the halfback has a future at the club.
The Brisbane Broncos decided not to keep Milford at the club at the end of 2021, with Souths handing him a one-year contract.
However, the 27-year-old has been blocked from taking up the contract after being arrested in late September following an incident in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.
Milford has been accused of three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm after allegedly assaulting three bystanders – a man and two women – who intervened in an argument between Milford and his wife Miri.
The incident didn’t end there though, as the halfback also allegedly threw a garbage bin at a car, leading to a charge of wilful damage involving a vehicle.
Milford was linked with a Super League move earlier in the year before he signed the deal with Souths.
An earlier NRL statement confirmed Milford’s contract wouldn’t be registered with the club: “The National Rugby League (NRL) has advised player Anthony Milford and the South Sydney Rabbitohs that it will not consider registering a contract for the player until criminal proceedings against Milford have been completed,” the statement read.