An employee needed a key to open a toilet cubicle door for security to remove a shirtless Adam Elliott from a Gold Coast restaurant in front of bemused patrons, as new details of the Bulldogs player’s toilet tryst with an NRLW star emerged.
Elliott, 26, could be served a show-cause notice from the Bulldogs as he desperately fights to save his NRL career after his latest off-field scandal, with his manager David Riolo launching a passionate defence of the one-club man.
According to sources familiar with the situation on Sunday night, Elliott was shirtless when he left the White Rhino restaurant after being sprung in the men’s bathroom with childhood friend Millie Boyle.
Boyle is alleged to have followed Elliott into the area shortly before 11pm when the pair then locked themselves in a cubicle. Shortly after, a restaurant employee knocked on the door, but didn’t get a response.
The employee was then forced to retrieve a key to have the cubicle opened and found Elliott without a shirt on before security grabbed him on the arm. He was then taken out of the restaurant onto Cavill Avenue while still not fully dressed, much to the surprise of diners.
While Boyle told News Corp earlier this week the incident was just a “kiss in the bathroom” and a “big kerfuffle about nothing”, the Bulldogs have taken a dim view of Elliott’s latest misdemeanour, which happened after he he had drunk alcohol for the first time in seven months.
The club has the option of handing Elliott its own breach notice after he was previously embroiled in the club’s Mad Monday scandal in 2018, as well as being quizzed over an incident earlier this year involving former teammate Michael Lichaa, who found Elliott making out with his fiancee at a February party hosted by the pair.
Bulldogs general manager Phil Gould said on Wednesday he couldn’t guarantee Elliott, who has been stood down from the club’s last two games, would still be at the club after the latest incident.