New Hull FC man Steve Michaels is the latest high-profile figure to be implicated in the cocaine crisis which is sweeping Australian sport at the moment.
The former Gold Coast Titans star, who only signed for FC at the end of last last season, has had an warrant issued for his arrest in his native Australia, which will be served when he returns to the country. According to reports Down Under, Michaels will face 10 counts of supplying a dangerous drug.
Michaels has been named by Australian media as the latest former Titan to be involved, on the same day that former Titans man Ashley Harrison was also named as a player involved.
So far, the widespread sting has already “netted” cross-code superstar Karmichael Hunt, Australian international Greg Bird, as well as former Leeds and Gold Coast player Joe Vickery, amongst others.
However, Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission have now said they expect no further arrests in the sporting environment, which will hopefully bring the curtain down on the saga ahead of the new NRL season, which begins next weekend.
UPDATE: The Hull Daily Mail are reporting that Michaels has been withdrawn from training with FC, and will not play on dual-registration with Doncaster this weekend, as originally planned.