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Club Statement: Dylan Brown

Dylan Brown has accepted the NRL and Club sanctions handed down following an incident that took place last month.

In accordance with the NRL breach notice, Dylan was suspended for a total of seven NRL matches and fined $40,000 of which $20,000 was suspended The seven match suspension includes the three matches already served in accordance with the NRL’s No Fault Stand Down and the match that took place on the weekend against the New Zealand Warriors.  Dylan will be eligible to return to play in Round 23.

Taking into account the sanctions by the NRL, the Club has also imposed a $20,000 fine, with proceeds to be provided to a charity agreed between the Club and Dylan.

In addition to the above sanctions, the NRL and Club have agreed on a Capability Plan to ensure that Dylan learns and grows from this experience, including:

  • Undertaking a comprehensive alcohol management plan designed by appropriate experts
  • Presentation of learnings to the Club’s Elite Pathways players
  • Immediate and ongoing professional counselling and support
  • Re-engagement initiatives with Club stakeholders

Parramatta Eels CEO Jim Sarantinos said Dylan has accepted full responsibility for his behaviour.

“Dylan has displayed genuine remorse for his actions towards the victim, and the impact on his family, his network, the Club and the game. He has a strong awareness of the severity of what has occurred and is extremely disappointed in his actions.”

“The sanctions and initiatives that the NRL and the Club have taken not only reflect the seriousness of what took place but also reflects the importance our Club places on its values, whilst also ensuring that we provide the support to help Dylan become a better person moving forward.”

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