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Blake Ferguson sacked by Raiders<br /> Date<br /> September 6, 2013 - 1:11PM<br /> <br /> Jon Tuxworth<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Blake Ferguson turned up at Anthony Mundine&#039;s training session on September 4. Photo: Brendan Esposito<br /> <br /> Wayward centre Blake Ferguson has been sacked by the Canberra Raiders after failing to front a board meeting on Friday morning to explain his erratic behaviour.<br /> <br /> The board met for an hour-and-a-half at Canberra Stadium, where they decided to terminate Ferguson&#039;s contract.<br /> <br /> The former NSW Blues winger signed a two year, $1million deal in May, but the Raiders had little choice to sack him after he didn&#039;t front for today&#039;s compulsory meeting.<br /> <br /> Ferguson hasn&#039;t been sighted at the Raiders for three weeks, and has spent most of that time in Sydney with mentor Anthony Mundine.<br /> <br /> Ferguson is the second high profile star the Raiders have sacked this year after giving Josh Dugan his marching orders early this season.<br /> <br /> The 23-year-old could have activated an exit clause in his contract in November, after head coach David Furner was sacked last month.<br /> <br /> But it is understood Canberra&#039;s board have terminated his deal anyway.<br /> <br /> Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner will address the media at 2pm today to outline the reasons behind the club&#039;s stance.<br /> <br /> It is understood Ferguson will embark on an overseas holiday to clear his head before planning his next move.<br /> <br /> It ends a controversial three seasons at the Raiders for Ferguson.<br /> <br /> Last season he and Dugan were issued a one-match internal suspension for breaking the club&#039;s alcohol policy.<br /> <br /> Dugan was axed after just one match this year when he and Ferguson skipped a training run for their infamous rooftop drinking session.<br /> <br /> He is due in a Sydney court again on Tuesday to answer indecent assault charges after he pled not guilty this week.<br /> <br /> Ferguson received little sympathy from retiring Raiders teammate Shaun Berrigan, who told media this morning it was a step the club needed to take.<br /> <br /> &quot;To be honest it&#039;s the best thing for the club. Blake&#039;s been nothing



Blake Ferguson Sacked By Raiders

Updated Sep 7, 2013
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Blake Ferguson sacked by Raiders
Date
September 6, 2013 - 1:11PM

Jon Tuxworth



Blake Ferguson turned up at Anthony Mundine's training session on September 4. Photo: Brendan Esposito

Wayward centre Blake Ferguson has been sacked by the Canberra Raiders after failing to front a board meeting on Friday morning to explain his erratic behaviour.

The board met for an hour-and-a-half at Canberra Stadium, where they decided to terminate Ferguson's contract.

The former NSW Blues winger signed a two year, $1million deal in May, but the Raiders had little choice to sack him after he didn't front for today's compulsory meeting.

Ferguson hasn't been sighted at the Raiders for three weeks, and has spent most of that time in Sydney with mentor Anthony Mundine.

Ferguson is the second high profile star the Raiders have sacked this year after giving Josh Dugan his marching orders early this season.

The 23-year-old could have activated an exit clause in his contract in November, after head coach David Furner was sacked last month.

But it is understood Canberra's board have terminated his deal anyway.

Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner will address the media at 2pm today to outline the reasons behind the club's stance.

It is understood Ferguson will embark on an overseas holiday to clear his head before planning his next move.

It ends a controversial three seasons at the Raiders for Ferguson.

Last season he and Dugan were issued a one-match internal suspension for breaking the club's alcohol policy.

Dugan was axed after just one match this year when he and Ferguson skipped a training run for their infamous rooftop drinking session.

He is due in a Sydney court again on Tuesday to answer indecent assault charges after he pled not guilty this week.

Ferguson received little sympathy from retiring Raiders teammate Shaun Berrigan, who told media this morning it was a step the club needed to take.

"To be honest it's the best thing for the club. Blake's been nothing

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