NRL: Ferguson's new driving drama

Blake Ferguson. Photo /Getty Images
Blake Ferguson. Photo /Getty Images

Troubled NRL star Blake Ferguson has been charged by police after allegedly being caught speeding and driving while his licence was suspended.

Ferguson, who on Wednesday was stood down by his Canberra NRL club for failing to turn up to training, was stopped while driving on the Hume Highway near Mittagong on Saturday afternoon.

A NSW police spokeswoman said a 23-year-old man was issued with a ticket for travelling 18km/h over the speed limit.

"Police checks revealed the ACT driver's licence was already suspended,'' she said.

He was scheduled to appear at Moss Vale Local Court on October 21.

The Raiders, who still haven't been able to get in touch with Ferguson since he travelled to Sydney on Saturday, said they were only made aware of the alleged driving offences on Thursday morning.

"If the allegations are correct, it will come into consideration when the Raiders board meets with Blake,'' a club spokesman said.

- AAP

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