Canterbury have dismissed forward Ryan Tandy, after opting to terminate the forward’s playing contract with immediate effect.
The decision was made after Tandy, who is currently the subject of a police investigation into alleged illegal betting scam, refused to answer the board’s questions.
Bulldogs Chief Executive Todd Greenberg said: “Mr Tandy declined to answer the Club’s question concerning this issue, based on legal advice.
“The Club formed the view that it was untenable for Mr Tandy to remain employed by the Club, and continue to be paid his salary, in circumstances where he was refusing to provide information about a matter that is wholly within his knowledge and relates to duties which he expressly owes to the Club.
“It is important to note that the action taken by the Club today is distinct and separate from the serious criminal charges that Mr Tandy is facing.
“Mr Tandy is of course entitled to the presumption of innocence in relation to those charges.”