NRL star tests positive to cocaine August 24, 2006 03:15pm Article from: Font size: + - Send this article: Print Email NORTH Queensland Cowboys prop Mitchell Sargent has been sacked from the NRL club after returning a positive test to cocaine. The Daily Telegraph can reveal Sargent returned a positive in-house test to the recreational drug earlier this month. The Cowboys have torn up SargentÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s contract and his future in the NRL remains unclear. The Country Origin propÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s future remains unclear with the NRL expected to impose the mandatory two-year ban on Sargent. The NRL has been informed of the positive drug test and a spokesman said the Cowboys would issue a press release later today. Sargent is the first NRL player sinceÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s ManlyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s Andrew Walker in 2004 to test positive to a recreational drug. The positive drug test is the latest drama for the Cowboys who have slipped from grand finalists last year to missing the cut for the top eight in 2006.