Parramatta’s board reportedly spent $300,000 of Leagues Club members’ funds to secure a single undisclosed $30,000 illegal third-party payment for Kieran Foran.
Transcripts of tapes from an Eels board meeting reveal a discussion about an under-the-table payment to Foran designed to avoid NRL salary cap scrutiny, according to News Corp Australia.
The deal was set up through one of the companies involved in The Premiership Club, an organisation established by the Eels to help facilitate third-party deals.
The evidence will be considered during the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority’s meeting on Tuesday to decide the Eels’ board’s future.
Meanwhile, Parramatta directors are also believed to be concerned over the possibility the NRL club may be privatised if it is put into administration.
The revelations come after the club’s directors lodged an application to the NRL to seek leave to appear their penalties for salary cap rorts.
There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by Foran.