Roosters clear Ferguson of wrongdoing

Oct 12, 2017

The Sydney Roosters have cleared Blake Ferguson of any wrongdoing after emergency services rushed to the NRL star's home on Thursday morning.

Police and paramedics moved in on Ferguson's home amid concerns for the player's young children following a phone call from former teammate Paul Carter.

It is now believed Carter's phone call was a hoax.

"Emergency services were called to a home at Wemyss St in Marrickville this morning after concerns were raised for the welfare of children," a police statement said.

"Officers from Marrickville Local Area Command attended about 5.15am and spoke with a 27-year-old man. NSW Ambulance paramedics checked two young children but no further police action is anticipated as this time."

The NRL is awaiting a final report from the Roosters to close the matter.

"The integrity unit is aware of the matter and has asked the Roosters to provide a report," an NRL spokesperson said on Thursday afternoon.

Both Carter and Ferguson drew headlines this year for separate off-field incidents.

Carter, 25, was sacked in June this year after being involved in a drugs scandal that resulted in him earlier this month pleading guilty to supplying cocaine to an ex-teammate.

It was the third time Carter was axed by an NRL club for off-field indiscretions, including stints at Gold Coast and South Sydney, all but ending his rugby league career.

He was twice charged with drink driving while at the Titans in 2014, while he was also stood down by the Rabbitohs last year for turning up to training drunk.

Ferguson, 27, also attracted criticism for drinking on his day off during NSW State of Origin camp before their game three deciding loss but was also cleared of any wrongdoing.

He also recently missed Kangaroos selection for the upcoming World Cup due to form.

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