Smith and Grothe in trouble again

Parramatta rugby league halfback Tim Smith is at risk of being sacked by the NRL club after allegedly being thrown out of a pub for drunken behaviour last night.

Smith was warned by the club in June that he would be fined $10,000 and his contract would be in jeopardy if he was caught drinking again after several alcohol-related incidents. Macquarie Radio is reporting that Smith was allegedly refused service and kicked out of a pub last night along with teammate Eric Grothe.

Smith was fined $1,000 by the club for a drunken scuffle with Test cricketer Michael Clarke at a pub in Cronulla in June and agreed not to drink for the rest of the season. He had turned up to training affected by alcohol on May 15, the same day Brian Smith quit the club as coach.