NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28: Shaun Lane of the Parramatta Eels runs the ball during the round 7 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels at McDonald Jones Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Parramatta’s Shaun Lane is expected to escape suspension for bringing the game into disrepute following images that surfaced surrounding the Eels’ Mad Monday celebrations from last season.

According to reporter Michael Chammas, Lane will be fined for the incident which saw him holding a plastic bag with a white substance inside at Mad Monday.

Chammas understands Lane denied that he was in possession of the bag, or that he used or consumed any illegal substance on that day.

Lane has had a clear record across his five-season NRL career, which has spanned across four clubs (Bulldogs, Warriors, Sea Eagles, Eels).

The forward sent the private message to someone but didn’t consent to the image being shared around, which could see Lane go down the path of legal action.

Lane is set to take the field against the Titans this weekend, even if he’s fined.


  1. Stephen Marson you dope, you should be fine also for writing wrong facts. typical reporter that has too much to say

  2. Kev he only signed at Parra because he thought the gangster Norman would stay on supplying him with his “nose candy”.
    Unbelievable, Parra but all these imports like Souths even if they are drugies.
    Up Parra

  3. Stephen Marson has his facts correct. Even though Lane was contracted to Manly in 2018, he actually celebrated mad monday with his new club the parradrugga eels.

  4. There is a snorting epidemic in League right back to the days of Goie Johns the immortal. Legal drugs like alcohol The NRL come down hard and overreact like they did with Pearce.

    But when illegal dangerous drugs are used by players, the carpet is lifted and swept under very quickly.

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