The Bulldogs are reportedly likely to sack Adam Elliott as new details emerge about his bathroom tryst with NRLW player Millie Boyle.
Elliott's future at Canterbury is hanging in the balance after he was fined for an incident at a Gold Coast restaurant involving Boyle.
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The NRL announced on Thursday it had issued a breach notice against Elliott for bringing the game into disrepute and failing to comply with biosecurity protocols, fining him $10,000.
The 26-year-old has already been stood down for the Bulldogs' final two games of the season and now has five days to respond to the breach notice.
Elliott was asked to leave the restaurant last Sunday after being caught in the bathrooms with Brisbane Broncos NRLW player Boyle.
Boyle, who has been friends with Elliott since childhood, insisted all the pair did was share a kiss.
However new details have since emerged about the incident, with the Sydney Morning Herald reporting a staff member had to retrieve a key to unlock the toilet cubicle door when Elliott and Boyle locked themselves in.
The employee reportedly didn't get a response when they knocked on the door, calling in security to intervene.
A shirtless Elliott was then reportedly escorted from the restaurant by security in front of bemused patrons.
Bulldogs likely to terminate Adam Elliott's contract
According to veteran journalist Brent Read, the breach notice is a key sign the Bulldogs are likely to show Elliott the exit door after a number of indiscretions.
The back-rower was the face of the Bulldogs' Mad Monday scandal in 2018, prompting him to later plead guilty to wilful and obscene exposure.
He was then back in the headlines at the start of the year when he was caught kissing former teammate Michael Lichaa's partner at a house party.
That prompted the 26-year-old to give up drinking and begin attending alcohol counselling, before having his first drink again on Sunday.
“He’ll be given a week to respond to that (breach notice). They’ll get to outline their options, obviously sacking him or fining him and he’ll be given the chance to front the board most likely in just after a week to argue why he shouldn’t have his contract torn up,” Read told Triple M on Saturday.
“It looks like the club is heading down the path of trying to terminate his deal and Adam will have to try and convince them not to do that.
“They’re a club that’s not winning footy games and from the outside looking in, it looks dysfunctional, it looks as though the club is not making headway. Something’s got to give and unfortunately he’s going to be the something that has to give.
“My gut feeling is yeah (he will be let go).”
Bulldogs general manager Phil Gould has already labelled Elliott's actions as "grade-five stupidity" from a player who has a history of off-field dramas.
For her part in the incident, Boyle has been issued a warning by the NRL for her conduct at the restaurant and will be given education and training regarding the obligations of NRL and NRLW players in public.
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