The Parramatta Eels have suspended forward Tony Williams for the first two rounds of the season following his court appearance today for a drink-driving incident.

Read the statement below:

Parramatta National Rugby League Club Pty Limited player Tony Williams appeared in court today regarding a drink-driving incident. The legal process has been completed and Tony has been fined $1,000 and given a one-year driving suspension.

Following discussions with the NRL Integrity Unit, and taking into consideration that Tony has undertaken a safe driving course, the Club has decided to suspend Tony for rounds 1 and 2 of the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership.

The Club views drink driving as an extremely serious offence and we have reiterated to Tony that this behaviour is unacceptable.

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