Titans axe ex-player Gordon after arrest

Titans axe ex-player Gordon after arrest

Gold Coast cut ties with Michael Gordon after the former NRL player was arrested and charged with multiple drug offences.

The 37-year-old was one of seven people arrested after a NSW police investigation into MDMA and cocaine supply on the state’s far north coast and in south-east Queensland.

Gordon, who played 261 NRL matches before retiring at the end of 2019, was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug and two counts of possess prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail and is set to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on December 14.

Within hours of his arrest, the Titans released a brief statement confirming Gordon would no longer be working with them as a specialist coach.

“Michael has been working on a contract basis, providing specialist coaching services to the club over the past season,” the Titans said.

“He will not be providing services to the club until further notice.”

A goal-kicking fullback, Gordon made one State of Origin appearance for NSW in his long career, which included stints at Penrith, Cronulla, Parramatta and the Sydney Roosters.

A Tweed Coast junior player, Gordon joined the Titans before the 2018 season and played 36 matches for them before retiring.

He moved into an off-field role, under coach Justin Holbrook in the lead-up to the 2020 season, which included mentoring young gun AJ Brimson.

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