The Gold Coast Titans are confident they will meet the salary cap despite reports of a cover-up involving new signing David Fifita.
It was reported by News Corp that the NRL was unaware of a payment to be made The family that was involved in an incident with Fifita during the Christmas break.
Fifita is said to have broken into a property on the Gold Coast on December 27, which was arrested by police before being released after thorough questioning « Police were called to a Clear Island Waters residence on the Gold Coast this morning at around 8:00 am after a man reportedly entered the property, » the police statement said at the time.
« A 20-year-old man was arrested nearby and taken to Broadbeach Police Station for questioning. He was later released from custody at that point without charge. »
While the NRL Integrity Unit i Continuing her investigation, Fifita was expected to evade sanction on the incident as he was not charged by the police.
However, the occurrence of an alleged compensation payment to the family has sparked further investigation by the NRL, which dated Club confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. « The NRL has requested further information regarding a previous matter with David Fifita, » said a statement.
« The club is making this information available to the NRL.
« The Gold Coast Titans are confident we will meet the salary cap. »
It is the second straight low season that the Queensland Origin superstar has been in police custody.
Fifita was arrested last November after A security guard alleged that the former Bronco beat him outside a nightclub in Bali.
At the time, the 20-year-old reportedly paid $ 30,000 to obtain his release from prison.
This was approved by the NRL when they were informed of this with no impact on the salary cap due to transparency.
The news is an unwanted distraction for the club, which had a big signing in the off-season and people like Fifita, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui and Herman Ese’ese were recruited.