Bulldogs prop latest drugs drama for NRL

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Bulldogs prop latest drugs drama for NRL

The NRL has been hit by another drugs drama on grand final day with Canterbury forward Ofahiki Ogden charged with possession of a prohibited substance.

Ogden's manager informed both the Bulldogs and the NRL's integrity unit on Sunday morning he had found himself in trouble overnight.

It leaves a significant dent in the front-rower's hopes of landing a new contract elsewhere, after already being told by Canterbury he would not be re-signed.

But it also follows a week of drugs hell for the NRL, with Ogden now the fifth players in trouble in the eight days leading up to the decider.

“We have been made aware that Ofahiki has been charged, and his manager made the NRL integrity unit aware,” Bulldogs CEO Aaron Warburton said.

“I can't comment much further.”

The NRL's horror grand final week began when Warriors youngster Reece Walsh was arrested for failing to move on from a Gold Coast night spot last week.

The club later revealed he would face court on a charge of possession of a prohibited substance.

A video then emerged hours before the Dally Ms on Monday night with Melbourne players Brandon Smith, Cameron Munster and Chris Lewis in a hotel room with a white powder.

The trio are expected to face some sanction from both the Storm and NRL this week.

It also prompted ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys to issue a warning to players to “not fry your brains”.

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