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Parker not entertaining cocaine crisis rumours

Brisbane Broncos players Corey Parker (right) and Jordan Kahu chat during training in Brisbane, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The Broncos is the latest Queensland sporting team rumoured to be involved in a drug scandal linked to other NRL players and players from other codes.
Brisbane Broncos players Corey Parker (right) and Jordan Kahu chat during training in Brisbane, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The Broncos is the latest Queensland sporting team rumoured to be involved in a drug scandal linked to other NRL players and players from other codes. AAP Image - Dan Peled

BRONCOS veteran Corey Parker tackled questions concerning whether the club was about to be dragged into the crisis that forced the NRL to take over the Gold Coast Titans, in the same way he has tackled opponents in his outstanding career - front on.

Asked whether he was concerned about speculation linking as many as four present and past Broncos players to the scandal, Parker said he wasn't going to waste time with "innuendo and rumours".

"What names are they? You are talking about names that are floating around but you can't give me one of them," was his response to reporters at training.

"It's rumour and innuendo until those names are specified or they are tapped on the shoulder. There is nothing else for me to say."

The AFL's Gold Coast Suns have also been linked to the drama that has seen former player Karmichael Hunt and five current Titans players charged with supplying cocaine.

But Dion Prestia, part of the Suns leadership group, said he was "pretty confident" none of the players were involved.

"A lot of the boys we've got in, they're not just good footballers, they're good people as well and they really respect each other," Prestia, 22, told afl.com.au.

"I guess it's something different we've got here, we're all pretty close with each other, most of us are from interstate.

"Trust is a big thing and I think at our club all the boys really trust each other and we're pretty much like brothers because we're with each other every day."

- APN SPORTS BUREAU

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