Parramatta Eels terminate contract of Jamil Hopoate

Parramatta have terminated the contract of Will Hopoate's younger brother, Jamil Hopoate, after he disobeyed club officials at an NRL rookie camp in Sydney.

Hopoate wanted to leave the camp but was asked by up to five officials to remain, but the son of John Hopoate didn't return until the next day.

He missed breakfast and a number of formalities the players attended that morning, and as a result, had his contract at the Eels terminated.

"Unfortunately Jamil has failed to respond to on-going support, tutoring and mentoring from our dedicated coaching staff as well as our welfare and education department," Parramatta chief executive Ken Edwards said.

"While the club regrets losing such a talented player, the club has made it very clear that we expect high standards of behaviour across all grades."

Parramatta has offered to provide on-going support and counselling to Jamil.

It isn’t the first time Hopoate has landed himself in hot water this year.

In November he had his provisional driver’s licence suspended for six months for drink driving.

The 18-year-old, who returned a a blood alcohol reading of 0.127, admitted to drinking 12 330ml bottles of Corona beer in a three hour period before he was stopped by police in the northern beaches suburb of Narraweena.

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