Penrith Panthers CEO Brian Fletcher has issued the following statement in regards to Brent Naden:
"Our club acknowledges the penalty handed to Brent Naden by the NRL in relation to his use of a recreational drug.
"Brent has come to understand the significant impact of his actions on his family, our club and the game of Rugby League.
"He similarly understands how fortunate he is to have the opportunity to return to the NRL in 2021.
"With the support of Panthers staff and his family, Brent continues to work through his personal issues with a view to reaching his full potential on and off the field.
"We anticipate he will return to Panthers pre-season training following the completion of his suspension."