NRL

Bennett drops Roberts drugs bombshell


Jarrod Sierocki

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James Roberts has signed a four-year contract extension. Picture: AAP

BRISBANE coach Wayne Bennett has revealed the extent of James Roberts’ problems included drug use after the in-form centre on Thursday inked a four-year extension with the Broncos.

Roberts has received a huge boost in the lead-up to Friday night’s clash against Parramatta, signing the most lucrative deal of his career to remain at the Broncos until the end of 2021.

But it has been a turbulent journey for the flyer, who just nine months ago hit rock bottom when he checked into a rehab facility in Thailand to address some off-field problems.

Jarrod Sierocki

James Roberts at Broncos training. Picture: AAPSource:AAP

Roberts has been sacked by two other NRL clubs for alcohol-related indiscretions, but Bennett on Thursday made the stunning admission that the NSW Origin hopeful had also dabbled in dr…

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