Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

'Jimmy the Jet' Told to Fly Straight after Inking New Deal

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

'Jimmy the Jet' Told to Fly Straight after Inking New Deal

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BRONCOS boss Paul White has warned James Roberts not to go off the rails after the troubled centre's stunning fightback was yesterday rewarded with a $2 million contract extension.

Roberts has received a boost on the eve of tonight's clash against seventh-placed Parramatta with the NRL's fastest man inking the richest deal of his career to remain at Red Hill until the end of 2021.

It caps a remarkable renaissance for Roberts, who just 12 months ago was fighting to save his NRL career after being fined $20,000 by the Broncos for his role in two alcohol-fuelled scandals.

Sacked by two other NRL clubs, Roberts has never enjoyed such contractual security, but White yesterday made it clear the Broncos would not tolerate any complacency given his turbulent past.

"We are proud of where we have got to with James, but plenty of hard work is still in front of him," the Broncos chief executive said.

"The efforts we have been applying over the past 12 months we will continue. …

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