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Tyrone Phillips parts ways with Penrith

Penrith have announced utility back Tyrone Phillips has parted way with the club, effective immediately.

Phillips was charged with a mid-range drink-driving offence on Sunday evening following the Canterbury Cup side's victory at Panthers Stadium.

The 25-year-old met with the club on Monday with general manager Phil Gould making the announcement on Channel Nine’s 100% Footy program.

"Tyrone Phillips made the decision to resign from the Panthers effective immediately," Gould said.

"It’s a been a difficult time of late and the latest thing on the weekend wasn’t good enough."

The Panthers also released a brief statement on Monday night confirming Phillips’ departure.

"Panthers Group CEO Brian Fletcher has confirmed Tyrone Phillips today tendered his resignation from his playing contract with the club," the statement read.

"His notice of resignation was accepted with immediate effect. Panthers wishes Tyrone all the best with his future endeavours."

Phillips joined the Panthers in 2018 and made nine appearances following a three-year stint at Canterbury.

He was also one of three Panthers players alleged to have been involved in lewd videos which surfaced in the off-season.

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