Hard as it may be to believe, but rugby league in Australia has been hit with yet another leaked sex tape scandal, this time involving members of the NSW Blues squad right on the eve of State of Origin game one.
An explicit video, allegedly involving a member of the Blues squad, was leaked to several media outlets this afternoon, conveniently timed to occur just as the Blues side was boarding their flight to Queensland for Wednesday night’s hotly anticipated game. This follows several other leaked sex tape scandals that have seemingly timed purposefully to coincide with major events on the NRL calendar.
The identity of the player allegedly depicted has been kept quiet due to legal concerns, and the vision reportedly does not identify him readily. The video is said to have been taken several years ago, with an attached tag line referring to the player in question as a, direct quote here, “dirty dawg.”
NSW coach Brad Fittler steadfastly denied any of his players were involved or depicted in the video, gruffly asserting “we’ve been made aware of it and it’s not him” shortly after the side arrived at Brisbane Airport this afternoon.
The leak reportedly confirms fears held by NRL officials that the leaks, which have plagued the league, will continue to appear in an apparent bid to disrupt its most high-profile games and events.
In March, Penrith player Tyrone May was stood down by league officials after being charged with two counts of filming and disseminating footage without consent by NSW Police. Meanwhile, Bulldogs prop Dylan Napa was the subject of a series of sex tape leaks across the NRL off-season, resulting in league officials fining him 10% of his salary. That incident prompted NRL CEO Todd Greenberg to declare any player embroiled in a subsequent scandal would be served with a suspension.
The NRL has been made aware of this latest incident, and an investigation has been launched.Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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