Terry Bridge jailed for ten months

Date published: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

OLDHAM Rugby League Club were stunned to learn that their reserve team winger Terry Bridge had been jailed for ten months at Liverpool Crown Court for using his shop as a front to sell steroids and supply to others.

Bridge (23) admitted having a total of 19 different drugs including a variety of testosterone substances and diazepam.

He scored a hat-trick of tries in Oldham’s 29-24 grand final win against Widnes Vikings at reserve team level only two months ago and he had recently been called into the first-team squad for pre-season training with a view to becoming a regular member of the senior side.

Club chairman Chris Hamilton said: “We had no idea whatsoever about any investigation involving Terry Bridge. It came as a complete shock.

“We are still very much finding out about it and we are naturally very disappointed.

 

“As a club we sign up to the RFL’s code of conduct regarding drugs.

 

“Involvement in drugs of any kind is a complete no-no and all players know of the consequences.”