Wests Tigers playmaker Josh Reynolds has reportedly failed a roadside drug test and been caught driving with an expired licence.
News Corp on Monday reported Reynolds was issued with an infringement notice for the expired licence after being pulled over in Caringbah in Sydney's south on Monday morning.
It is understood the 31-year-old then failed a roadside drug test and was taken to Sutherland Police Station for a second test, which is still being examined.
It is believed no drug charge has been made, with the Tigers immediately alerting NRL officials of the matter on Monday.
"The integrity unit are working with the club and NSW Police to determine the full details," an NRL spokesperson said.
Reynolds confirmed details of the incident on his social media account on Monday.
I arrived back from QLD with the team via plane, late last night.— josh reynolds (@joshreynolds9) June 8, 2020
I was driving home to get some food and was pulled up with an expired drivers licence, which I was unaware of and an oversight by me.
The officer conducted alcohol and drug testing. The alcohol test was negative. pic.twitter.com/Y8mGhpXBT7
The roadside drug test was a false positive. I went to the police station and undertook the further sample for the higher level testing, which proved negative. I am told false positives on roadside tests are not uncommon. I was then released without charge.— josh reynolds (@joshreynolds9) June 8, 2020
The drama continues a turbulent year for Reynolds, who had domestic assault charges against him dropped by NSW Police in February.
Latest scandal continues turbulent year for Reynolds
The charges came after he was embroiled in an ugly scandal involving allegations he was conned by his ex-partner, who faked three pregnancies.
In an interview with 60 Minutes that aired recently, Arabella Del Busso said she sent the fake ultrasound because she was “being spiteful.”
In June 2019, Arabella told Josh she was pregnant again, making this her third pregnancy in six months. But Josh says something was off about the ultrasound scan she sent him. #60Mins pic.twitter.com/SUMTv7BRid— 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) May 31, 2020
Reynolds has accused his ex - real name Donna Preusker - of faking three pregnancies.
When asked if she lied about the pregnancies, Del Busso replied: “I’m denying those claims.”
When reporter Tom Steinfort asked “is that a no?”, she said: “I didn’t say that”.
Reynolds claims Del Busso faked pregnancies and a severe health condition during their tumultuous relationship, which culminated in domestic violence allegations against Reynolds.
“Is faking pregnancies normal? Is faking your mum's death normal? Making me go through all that. Is it? I would love an answer from her,” Reynolds told 60 Minutes.
“It broke me, literally. I was so into this whole relationship and baby thing that I was hurting so much,” he said.
Reynolds said he and Del Busso met in 2018 and after a one-night stand she told him she was pregnant.
Del Busso says she suffered miscarriages during her first two pregnancies and decided to terminate the third.
However, she would have been more than six months pregnant at the time of termination.
Reynolds and Del Busso ended their relationship shortly before she accused him of domestic violence, however police later dropped the charges.
Reynolds said video of him yelling at Del Busso was hard to watch and he’d never lay a hand on a woman in anger.
“I don’t like that image. That 28 seconds is something I’ll never be able to take back in my life,” he said.
“I actually struggle to watch that, to be honest, it’s not how I’ve been brought up.
“I even hate looking at that person. I don’t ever want to be that person ever again.”
with Yahoo Sport staff