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Cantebury Bulldogs footy star Ofahiki Ogden charged with cocaine possession

Footy star is charged with cocaine possession after police pulled him over in yet another drugs scandal for the NRL hours before the grand final

  • Bulldogs footy star Ofahiki Ogden has been charged with cocaine possession
  • He was allegedly found with the drug after cops pulled his car over on Saturday
  • The NRL and Canterbury have confirmed they are aware of the allegations  

Bulldogs footy star Ofahiki Ogden has been charged after allegedly being caught with drugs after his car was pulled over by police. 

The Canterbury forward was reportedly pulled over by officers on Saturday night and allegedly found in the possession of cocaine. 

The NRL and his club confirmed they were aware of the allegations.  

‘We’re aware that Ofahiki was charged with possession of an illegal substance and the matter is currently with the integrity unit,’ Bulldogs chief executive Aaron Warburton told the Daily Telegraph. 

‘We can’t make any comment other than that.’

Ogden’s manager Luke Lombardi said the Bulldogs prop was ‘ashamed’ and ’embarrassed’ over the alleged incident. 

‘Anybody who knows him, knows that he embodies what it is to be an athlete and this truly is against his character,’ Mr Lombardi said. 

The New Zealand NRL player’s contract is set to end on November 1 and will not be renewed. 

A two-year contract had been put on the table by the Bulldogs earlier this year, but the club withdrew the offer.  

More to come.