The spotlight is again on the Penrith Panthers off the field with winger Tyrone Phillips charged with mid-range drink driving.
Police will allege Phillips returned a breath alcohol content reading of .103 after being stopped by police in Cranebrook at 3.15am today.
The 25-year-old played for Penrith’s Canterbury Cup side against the Dragons yesterday.
“The matter has been reported to the NRL Integrity Unit,” the Panthers said in a statement issued late on Sunday.
“The NRL Integrity Unit has advised the club to allow the matter to go through the court process.
“Panthers will be making no further comment at this time.”
Phillips will face court next month.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.