The Wests Tigers have terminated the contract of Yileen Gordon after he offended teachers during a school visit on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old, who was on a three month train-and-trial contract with the Tigers, was sacked by the joint venture club on Tuesday night.
Wests Tigers players had been visiting local schools as part of an anti-bullying program when Gordon's behaviour offended some at the school.
Gordon had written offensive material that was seen during his visit.
"He basically wrote something he shouldn't have written at a school visit and when we found out we decided it was worthy of termination regardless of who the player was," chief executive Grant Mayer said.
The club terminated Gordon's contract on Tuesday night for breaching the terms and conditions of his contract.
“Wests Tigers takes its position as a leader in the community very seriously and has high expectations of all its players,” Mayer added.
In 2011 Gordon was stood down by the Panthers after driving unlicensed and hitting a parked vehicle in Penrith.
He had three passengers in the car, including clubmates Nafe Seluini and Brendon Gibb, who owned the Holden Commodore. It was believed Gordon had been driving them to a friend’s house after they spent the previous evening out together.
Gordon made his NRL debut for junior club Souths in 2005, playing 34 matches, before moving on to Canterbury four years later. Released by the Bulldogs after two seasons, Gordon tried his luck at Penrith without success.
Last year he played for Newtown – who were once famously labelled the ‘‘Betty Ford Clinic of rugby league’’ before the Tigers threw him yet another lifeline.
However, he was released from the joint venture without having played a game, and his future in the code is now uncertain.