Kieran Foran’s return to action with Parramatta is being overshadowed by reports $75,000 was lost from his TAB account during a gambling binge.
Allegations suggest the money was bet on greyhounds and horse racing in South Africa in a two-hour spree hours after Foran returned to Sydney from a three-day stint at a Queensland rehabilitation centre.
But it is unclear who placed the bets, and both Foran and his manager were unavailable for comment, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Foran was back at training on Friday and had been expected to suit up against Melbourne at Pirtek Stadium on Monday.
Parramatta’s dynasty, in which they won four premierships between 1981 and 1986, ended 30 years ago.
Since then, the Eels have rarely threatened to challenge for a premiership.