Former NRL player accused of supplying Shaun Kenny-Dowall with cocaine

The drug arrest surrounding former Sydney Roosters star Shaun Kenny-Dowall has deepened, with reports his former teammate Paul Carter now accused of being the one who supplied him with the cocaine.

Police have confirmed they have charged a 25-year-old man after they saw him supply an illegal drug to another man at a Sydney nightclub in the early hours of Friday May 5th.

He was served with a future court attendance notice for supply prohibited drug and will appear at the Downing Centre local Court on August 23.


Police have not named the man but NewsCorp reports it is Carter.

Kenny-Dowall pleaded guilty to having 0.29 grams of cocaine on him when he fronted court last month.

The pair were only teammates for a brief period, with both since forced to leave the club.

Kenny-Dowall has been able to resurrect his career at Newcastle, signing on until the end of 2019.

Carter’s career has been marred by a number of disciplinary issues, mostly alcohol related.

In 2014, when he was playing with the Gold Coast Titans, he was twice charged with drink driving.

His contract with the club was terminated.

He signed on with the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2016 but was also sacked by the club following a number of incidents, including failing to attend a training session after a weekend of drinking and also turning up to training while still under the influence.

In June of this year, Carter was released from the Roosters effective immediately and without comment.