Storm's star prop Jesse Bromwich emerges from drug scandal

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Through one of the biggest mistakes of his life, Jesse Bromwich has come out a bigger and better man.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17:  Jesse Bromwich of the Storm is tackled by Ethan Lowe of the Cowboys during round 15 of an NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowbpys at AAMI Park on June 17, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Jesse Bromwich of the Storm is tackled by Ethan Lowe of the Cowboys during round 15 of an NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowbpys at AAMI in Melbourne.

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That's the view of his brother and teammate Kenny as the bruising Melbourne forward pair prepare to turn over a new leaf in Sunday's NRL grand final.

Just four months ago, Jesse's career was at a crossroads after being caught up in drugs bust outside a Canberra nightclub in the early hours following the Anzac Test.

After being stripped of the New Zealand captaincy and dumped from the upcoming World Cup, he reached the lowest ebb of his career.

"He took it a bit hard. He took it really hard actually," Kenny told AAP.

"I just tried to be there for him, someone he can just talk to.

"Things did change a little bit. But things change for the better.

"He can really be someone that people can ask for advice from if they're ever in messy situations like he was in.

"Going forward, he can really lead this younger generation in a better direction from the mistake he made."

And so the 28-year-old gets a chance to seal his redemption story in Sunday's decider against North Queensland at ANZ Stadium.

Bromwich and Kiwis teammate Kevin Proctor weren't charged over the incident however were named in court by police.

Jesse admitted to doing the wrong thing and to having no memory of the incident after the pair were caught on CCTV sniffing a white powder off the phone of Adrian Mark Crowther, who subsequently pleaded guilty to cocaine supple and possession.

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04:  Michael Morgan of the Cowboys is tackled by Jesse Bromwich of the Storm during the round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium on August 4, 2017 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Michael Morgan of the North Queensland Cowboys is tackled by Jesse Bromwich of the Melbourne Storm.

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The Storm, in particular coach Craig Bellamy, stuck by Bromwich throughout the scandal and he is still being earmarked to take over the Storm captaincy upon Cameron Smith's retirement.

"I can see he's a bit older and wiser," Kenny said.

"But that's all in the past now and we're playing in a grand final this weekend. Things are looking good for us.

"After things were done he expressed how sorry he was, spoke to all the family and friends about what happened.

"Everyone has forgiven him and he's put that behind him and we're all looking forward now."

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