|Wicks while playing for the Knights in 2009.|
5 December 1985 |
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||189 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||106 kg (16 st 10 lb)|
|2006–07||St. George Illawarra Dragons||29||2||0||0||8|
|As of 23 July 2016|
Danny Wicks (born 5 December 1985) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League. He plays at prop. From September 2011 to March 2013, he served an eighteen-month prison sentence for trafficking drugs.
In December 2009, Wicks was arrested for supplying prohibited drugs and possession of prohibited drugs. After being released on bail, he quit the Knights "so the club can move forward".
In 2010, Wicks played for the Grafton Ghosts while his matter was in the courts, eventually being sentenced to eighteen months in prison.
In May 2014, Wicks' agent started approaching clubs about the possibility of signing him to a contract for 2015, with his four-year WADA suspension for drugs ending in September 2014. During his stay in prison, Wicks lost 20 kilograms to get back to his old playing weight of 106 kilograms. On 30 October 2014, he signed a 1-year contract with the Parramatta Eels starting in 2015. He made his return to the NRL in Round 2 of the 2015 NRL season against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. On 11 April 2015, he re-signed with the Eels on a 1-year contract. In August Wicks resigned on a two year deal with the eels
On 16 December 2009, Wicks was arrested and charged with eight drug related offences, including six counts of supplying a prohibited drug and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug. Police said that Strike Force Welham had been set up to investigate the supply of amphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy in the Clarence Valley region. Wicks was arrested as he drove his car along Brunker Road, Adamstown at around 6:30am, as part of coordinated police raids in four locations. In September 2011, He was sentenced to a maximum of three years in jail after being found guilty of trafficking drugs. He was released on 29 March 2013 after serving eighteen months of a three-year sentence at Glen Innes Correctional Centre.
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