Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur says the club will stand by suspended star Corey Norman (pictured) after the five eighth was suspended for eights weeks on Thursday.

In addition to the suspension which will see him unavailable until Round 26 , Norman has also been hit with a $20,000 fine for offences that include drug possession and  consorting with known criminals.

The coach says the club is committed to Normans rehabilitation  and he remains a priority for the club moving forward into 2017.