Those NRL Players Who Broke Iso For Parties & Camping With Mates Have Copped $100K+ In Fines

The four footy players caught breaking isolation rules over the weekend have been handed fines from the NRL.

South Sydney’s Latrell Mitchell, Melbourne’s Josh Addo-Carr and Newcastle’s Tyronne Roberts-Davis attended a 12-person camping trip over the weekend on Mitchell’s property.

Penrith star Nathan Cleary also flouted the rules to an insane degree – 9News have footage of him with five women in his home, and no they are not social distancing:

Credit: 9News
Credit: 9News

Two of the campers, Mitchell and Addo-Carr, were given $50,000 fines each, while Cleary and Roberts-Davies copped $10,000.

All four fines have been 60 per cent suspended for the remainder of the season and all players were slapped with a suspended one-match ban – I am not a footy person so I have NFI what any of that means.

Andrew Abdo, NRL boss, clarified to media that Mitchell and Addo-Carr’s fines weren’t higher because they are Indigenous men.

“The matters have been treated on the actions of the individual. This has nothing to do with culture or race. This is what’s expected of all our players. Culture is not a factor in determining the appropriate sanction.”

This is likely in response to Latrell Mitchell’s statement on social media that the camping trip was  a “cultural gathering” where he and the other men in attendance were “learning about our land”. He also posted a comparison photo of Coogee Beach and his group:

Abdo said the four players had “shown a blatant disregard for public health orders, guidelines and advice and in doing so have brought significant reputational damage to the NRL”.