Norman fined by Eels for drinking while injured
Parramatta star Corey Norman has been fined $30,000 by the club for drinking while injured.
The Eels playmaker was placed on a no-drinking list after sustaining a soft tissue injury against Canterbury in a round 10 loss, only to post images of his night out on social media afterwards.
Norman's posts were later deleted, but not before the club became aware of his latest indiscretion.
Norman was hit with an in-house punishment for a recent breach of club protocol and NRL.com understands he has received a $20,000 fine, with another $10,000 carried over from a previously suspended breach notice.
The 27-year-old is currently sidelined with a foot injury sustained in last week's loss to Brisbane, when he was switched to fullback in a bid to revive the last-placed Eels disastrous 2018 campaign.
Norman will miss this Saturday's clash with Newcastle but is slated to return for next week's home game against the Cowboys in Darwin.
This latest off-field drama only adds further uncertainty to Norman's future in Blue & Gold.
Norman is contracted until the end of 2019 but has been linked with an early exit with the Eels set to undergo a roster overhaul.
Rival clubs are understood to have enquired about the possibility of Norman being released early from the final year of his marquee deal.
Norman has previously served an eight-game NRL ban in 2016 after being convicted of drug possession at The Star casino and his part in a leaked sex tape. He was also fined $20,000 over a string of off-field incidents that also included a police warning for consorting with criminals.
The Eels issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon, quoting CEO Bernie Gurr: "The Parramatta Eels club has been in discussion with Corey Norman and his management regarding a disciplinary matter, which resulted in a breach notice as part of our club's disciplinary process.
"We consider this to be an internal matter between the player and the club and we will not be making any further comments."