31 Dec 2017

Hunt stands down from rugby

3:56 pm on 31 December 2017

Wallabies star and Queensland Reds player Karmichael Hunt has stood down voluntarily from all contractual rugby obligations after being charged with drug possession in Brisbane.

Karmichael Hunt

Karmichael Hunt Photo: Photosport

Hunt was arrested early on Saturday morning after police allegedly caught the 31-year-old with what was believed to be cocaine.

His lawyer Adam Magill said Hunt was devastated and was "not in a good way emotionally".

He said the penny was starting to drop and Hunt was just coming to terms with the gravity of the situation.

Mr Magill said he could not give his client any advice as he had not yet seen a police summary of the facts.

In March 2015, Hunt was fined $2500 after pleading guilty to four counts of cocaine possession and also fined $30,000 by rugby officials and suspended for six weeks.

Hunt was among seven Gold Coast Titans players charged over an alleged drugs ring uncovered by Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission.

Hunt is required to appear in Brisbane's Magistrates Court on 29 January.