A Parramatta Eels star has been hit with A $5000 fine after a sex tape allegedly involving the player emerged last week.
The NRL has released a statement confirming the player, who has not been named, brought the game into disrepute, Fox Sports has revealed.
“The 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 NRL released in a statement.
“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 said it accepted that the Eels player was the alleged victim of an illegally filmed video and would offer assistance should he wish 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 statement continued.
The Eels player has five days to respond.
The Eels released a statement last Wednesday when the story broke and the video went public.
“The Club has become aware of a video involving one of its players,”the statement read.
“We understand that those on the video have been illegally filmed without consent and that an attempt has been made to distribute the video to media outlets and on social media platforms.
“The Club has informed the NRL integrity unit and is taking the matter very seriously, particularly given the potential invasion of privacy of those involved.
“The Club will not be making any further comment.”
The NRL Integrity Unit conducted its investigation before issuing the club and player with the breach notice.