The Parramatta Eels have confirmed via ‘mutual agreement’ on Tuesday the departure of Michael Jennings.
Jennings, 33, had allegedly tested positive to Ligandrol and Ibutamoren on the eve of the 2020 finals.
“The Parramatta Eels and Michael Jennings have today agreed to bring to an end the terms of Mr Jennings’s playing contract,” the Eels said in a statement on their website.
“Mr Jennings is the subject of an ongoing process with Sports Integrity Australia (SIA). Mr Jennings has been with the Eels since 2016 and based on its experience with Mr Jennings over the last 5 years, Parramatta does not consider that Mr Jennings would intentionally take performance enhancing substances.
“However, in recognition that the SIA process will take some time to play out, Parramatta and Mr Jennings have agreed to part ways because Mr Jennings wishes to allow the team to fill his position and have the best 2021 and 2022 seasons possible.”