The National Rugby League is back in damage control after yet another alleged drug scandal, this time involving a Shark's under 20 NYC squad member.
Jesse Savage is being issued a court appearance notice for alleged possession of an illegal substance.
Cronulla officials have issued a statement saying that the 20-year-old forward had been stood down from training and playing commitments until further notice.
The news adds an extra layer of pain at the club after it was revealed Sharks chairman Damian Keogh was arrested for possession of an illegal substance.
The 55 year old was allegedly found with a small resealable bag containing a white substance at a Woolloomooloo pub as police
conducted a drug dog sweep.
Players Jesse Bromwich, Kevin Proctor and Shaun Kenny-Dowall are also facing sanctions after alleged incidents over the weekend.
The indiscretions has forced rugby league great Peter Sterling to call for harsher penalties for players found guilty of drug offences, declaring they are doing immeasurable damage to the sport.
The legendary halfback feels the punishments dished out to players for their transgressions were not harsh enough, saying they "get hit with a feather." On Triple M's Dead Set Legends