Paul Carter's immediate NRL career is in major doubt, with the Sydney Roosters becoming the third club in four years to release the utility forward mid-contract.
The Roosters on Wednesday announced Carter had been let go halfway through the first season of a two-year deal with the Bondi-based club.
Carter's release comes almost one year after being sacked by South Sydney for breaching the club's code of conduct and clauses in his contract.
He was believed to have turned up to Rabbitohs training after an alcohol-fuelled bender that prompted him to check into a rehabilitation facility in Thailand.
That incident came less than a month after he was also understood to have been stood down for four weeks for also arriving for training under the influence of alcohol.
The son of Penrith premiership-winning playmaker Steve Carter also had his contract torn up by Gold Coast in 2014 after repeat drink-driving offences.
Carter, 25, has played 40 NRL games in stints at the Titans, Rabbitohs and Roosters since his 2014 first-grade debut.
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