If you do the crime, you’ll do the time (unless you’re Cronulla, then you’ll serve back-dated bans, conveniently overlapping the off-season). Now, having almost served his time (a whopping 4 years of it), reformed drug cheat Sandor Earl is hoping to return to the NRL.
According to SMH, Earl may be given that opportunity by the Dragons, who’ve reportedly identified Earl as an option to bolster their outside backs in 2018.
The Dragons are a bit light on out wide, having lost Josh Dugan and Taane Milne already for next year. Earl would likely be a low-risk, medium-reward type option, who was a serviceable-if-unspectacular winger during his previous NRL stint.
If nothing else, he’ll help meet the tattoo shortfall caused by the exit of Dugan.
Earl has played 48 first grade games for the Raiders, Panthers and Roosters.