THE NRL is bracing itself for the Brisbane Broncos to become the next club to be embroiled in the cocaine scandal amid fears Broncos identities will be handed notices to appear before the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission.
The development comes as the QCCC foreshadowed the prospect of further arrests of "current or former sportspeople" by the end of this week or next.
Fairfax Media understands the NRL is preparing for the worst, despite having no firm evidence on which to base its concerns, and the clear links between the club and former Bronco Karmichael Hunt, coupled with Brisbane's close proximity to the Gold Coast, is putting head office on high alert.
Hunt made his name during a six-year stint at Red Hill, graduating to Queensland and Australian honours in his 125-game NRL career.
The code-hopper was keen to return to rugby league this year but the money available could not compare with the offer to join the Queensland Reds.
Read more at the Brisbane Times
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