"While you're a professional footballer, understand that there are people that are out to get you."
The NRL is in "crisis talks" with the Queensland Government.
The back-rower joined the growing list of players to save his best for someone else.
Reece Walsh was found in possession of cocaine on the Gold Coast on Sunday.
The RLPA Rookie of the Year was arrested at a Surfer Paradise nightclub precinct.
The 19-year-old won Rookie of the Year last week.
The outstanding halfback was put on report for his part in a spear tackle.
The Bunnies hammered Manly 36-16 on Friday night to book their spot in next Sunday's big dance.
It's hoped Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston will join Slater in the coaching booth.
The 36-year-old has made no call on whether he'll play on into 2022.
Brandon Smith's initial fears were of a broken cheekbone against the Manly Sea Eagles.
The teenager supplanted Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, after a mid-season transfer from Brisbane.
Ivan Cleary's side will meet Melbourne Storm in the preliminary final in a rematch of the 2020 decider.
The 19-year-old will vie with Sydney Roosters halfback Sam Walker for the annual award.
The former Kiwis coach is a life member of the Storm, after helping them to an NRL title as a player.
The Auckland club's players are making another sacrifice so nine staff members secure MIQ spaces.
Parramatta will play Penrith next weekend.
South Sydney's determined defensive effort has held off the red-hot Penrith, ruling out a replay of last year's grand final with the Storm.
Gold Coast's Patrick Herbert would want his time back.
Brandon Smith left the field early with a suspected facial fracture.