MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15: Jamal Idris of the Panthers looks on during the round two NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Penrith Panthers at AAMI Park on March 15, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM today announced Jamal Idris has been released from the final year of his contract with the club.

This decision comes as a result of a request from Idris, who has decided to take a break from the game to contemplate his future.

“Jamal has been wonderful for our club. He played an integral role in the Panthers’ run towards a top four finish in 2014,” Mr Gould said.

“He was an extremely popular player with our members and his work off the field with the community and junior league programs has been nothing short of outstanding.

“Injury and personal issues restricted his playing time last season and I totally understand the reasons behind his request for this release.

“In top form, Jamal is a State of Origin quality player. I hope that he can find a way to rekindle his motivation for the game and return at some stage in the future.”


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