NRL star Michael Gordon waits for penalty after pleading guilty to cocaine possession

Ex-NRL star faces a nervous wait to find out his penalty after pleading guilty to cocaine possession

  • Former NRL player Michael Gordon pleaded guilty to cocaine possession 
  • Magistrate has reserved decision on his penalty until Tuesday, August 16
  • Gordon, 38, was arrested by police at his Casuarina home in November 2020

Former Gold Coast Titans star Michael Gordon faces a nerve-wracking two-week wait to find out if there is any hope of resuming his rugby league coaching dreams.

The 38-year-old was arrested at his Casuarina home in November 2020 as part of a sting targeting cocaine and MDMA supply across the NSW and Queensland border.

Gordon, who played 261 NRL matches before retiring at the end of 2019, was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug.

NRL star Michael Gordon (pictured with his wife Tess outside Tweed Heads Local Court) will need to wait two weeks to find out his penalty after he pleaded guilty to cocaine possession

NRL star Michael Gordon (pictured with his wife Tess outside Tweed Heads Local Court) will need to wait two weeks to find out his penalty after he pleaded guilty to cocaine possession 

He has pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine but denied charges of drug supply.

Dressed in a dark blue suit and tie and flanked by wife Tess, the former Blues Origin player appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court on Tuesday for final submissions.

Magistrate Geoff Dunlevy has reserved his decision until Tuesday, August 16.

It was an ignominious end to a playing career that included stints for the Panthers, Sharks, Eels, Roosters and Titans.

Within hours of his arrest, the Titans released a brief statement confirming Gordon would no longer be working with them as a specialist coach.

Gordon, 38, was arrested at his Casuarina, NSW home in November 2020. He was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug. He has pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine but denied charges of drug supply

Gordon, 38, was arrested at his Casuarina, NSW home in November 2020. He was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug. He has pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine but denied charges of drug supply

The former Titans fullback's interim move to a coaching position at Tweed Coast Raiders was put on hold after he was arrested and charged (pictured, Gordon during time at the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)

The former Titans fullback’s interim move to a coaching position at Tweed Coast Raiders was put on hold after he was arrested and charged (pictured, Gordon during time at the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)

Gordon’s interim move to a coaching position at the Tweed Coast Raiders was also on hold after the NSW Rugby League insisted the case be finalised.

The couple refused to comment to the waiting media as they left the court.

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