Adam Elliott is so determined to remain at Canterbury he is prepared to sign off on a clause in his contract banning him from drinking alcohol.
Elliott will front the Bulldogs board on Monday in a bid to save his career at the club following a well-publicised toilet tryst with childhood friend and NRLW star Millie Boyle.
The Bulldogs forward was stood down for the remaining two matches of the season by the club and the NRL fined him $10,000 for “bringing the game into disrepute and failing to comply with biosecurity protocols”. Boyle was given a warning.
Elliott had not touched alcohol in seven months before letting hair down two weekends ago.
He is aware negative headlines have been generated whenever alcohol is involved, including a messy night out at the home of former teammate Michael Lichaa on Valentine’s Day, when police had to be called, and the infamous 2018 Mad Monday in The Rocks.
But sources close to Elliott told the Herald the 26-year-old is upset by the amount of attention his latest incident attracted, especially when no police were involved.
He did not leave out a single detail when recalling what had happened with Boyle at the White Rhino restaurant on the Gold Coast when the Bulldogs asked him to explain the incident the next day.
He has continued regular counselling sessions for alcohol and trained hard to prepare his teammates try and chase just their third win of the year on Sunday against the Wests Tigers.