The National Rugby League (NRL) has issued a Parramatta Eels player with a breach notice alleging he brought the game into disrepute after a video emerged of him participating in an intimate act at a public venue. The notice proposes the player is fined $5,000.
All players are public figures and have a responsibility to ensure their actions do not risk damaging the brand and reputation of the game. In this circumstance, the NRL believes the player failed in that responsibility.
The NRL accepts the player is the alleged victim of an illegally filmed video and is offering both welfare support and assistance if he wishes to pursue criminal action against the individual who filmed the video.
The NRL has determined the player did not breach any other NRL rule nor is there any complaint about the conduct of the player.
The player has 5 days to respond to the NRL Breach Notice.