James Roberts’ future at the Gold Coast Titans is in doubt after it was revealed the contract he had signed was forged by a staff member.
It was found that resigned football manager Scott Clark had signed the re-worked contract to keep the 22-year-old at the club for a further two seasons. The deal included a financial bonus if he made the NSW Origin team next season.
Roberts enjoyed a successful season on the field scoring 16 tries in 24 games on his way to winning Dally M Centre of the Year. However, if his contract is to be considered null-and-void by the NRL, he could be free to leave the club.
Mr Clark resigned from the club yesterday, but chief executive Graham Annesley refused to comment any further.
“Scott has submitted his resignation and we have accepted it…other than that it is a confidential employment matter that I can’t make any further comment on,” he said.
This adds to the controversial year for the Gold Coast Titans, who had several players facing court on charges of drug use, and star half-back Daly Cherry-Evans reneging on his contract. – Chris Matthews-Darby
Top photo of James Roberts from Rugby League Montages’ Youtube video.