Bulldogs’ Lachlan Lewis contract terminated after alleged loudspeaker incident

The Canterbury Bulldogs ripped off contact with half-back Lachlan Lewis after he allegedly took property belonging to the club and tried to sell it on eBay.

The 25-year-old was dismissed from his post for the last two games of the season at home and away after the incident, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

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Canterbury’s decision was officially announced on Tuesday night, ending Lewis’ 43-game tenure with the club over four seasons.

“After sending Lachlan a notice of violation and following due process regarding his response, the club have decided to part ways with Lachlan, effective immediately,” Bulldogs CEO Aaron Warburton said in a statement.

“The club are committed to supporting Lachlan during this time and we wish him the best for the future.”

The decision to part ways with Lewis comes after Canterbury recently released Adam Elliott from the last two years of his own contract following an off-court controversy.

The pair of controversies involving Lewis and Elliott came at the end of a dismal season on the field for the Bulldogs, who finished with the wooden spoon after just three wins.

Lewis is one of a list of ten Bulldogs who have not been offered a deal for 2022, a list that includes the Original duo Will Hopoate and Dylan Napa.

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