Eels star hit with hefty fine for drinking offence

Scott Bailey

Corey Norman's future at Parramatta is on a precipice after he was fined $20,000 for drinking while on the NRL club's injured list.

The Eels on Wednesday said the 27-year-old had been issued a breach notice, after Norman posted pictures of himself consuming alcohol on social media.

"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," CEO Bernie Gurr said in a statement.

"We consider this to be an internal matter between the player and the club and we will not be making any further comments."

It's understood the incident occurred several weeks ago while he was nursing an injury and is unrelated to the foot problem which will see him miss Saturday's clash with Newcastle.

Norman has reportedly been fined for drinking while injured. Pic: Getty


It has been reported Norman is out-of-favour with Eels management and the club would not stand in his way should he seek a release before his contract expires at the end of next year.

With the Eels last with just two wins, Norman has struggled to combine with halfback Mitchell Moses and was last week moved to fullback.

It's been suggest the club is running out of patience after he was fined $20,000 and suspended for the final eight weeks of the 2016 season for a string of offences.

He was seen to be on his last warning after pleading guilty to drug possession after being caught with MDMA and another prescribed, restricted substance at The Star casino. His conviction was overturned on appeal.

He was also reprimanded for filming a lewd sexual act and drug use as well as consorting with criminals.