Warriors playmaker Kieran Foran has been embroiled in the NRL’s investigation into alleged salary cap breaches by his former club, the Manly Sea Eagles.
The Sea Eagles are suspected of breaching the salary cap via secret payments to at least one player in previous seasons, according to information gathered by NSW Police and NRL officials.
Australia’s Nine News says it understands the NRL will examine an alleged commitment Manly had with Kiwis playmaker Foran “to try to facilitate a $150,000 sponsorship deal”.
Foran had a mental breakdown while captaining the Parramatta Eels last year, having split with his long-time partner Rebecca Pope, and was released by the club after just a handful of matches.
Nine News reports Foran was pursuing the money at the time of his breakdown, and say he’s “made attempts more recently to get the money from the Sea Eagles”.
Manly denies any promise was made to Foran, according to Nine News.
Foran, who only joined the Warriors this season, will depart the club at the end of 2017 to return to Sydney and play under former coach Des Hasler at the Bulldogs.