NRL Star Nathan Cleary Caught Breaking Social Distancing Rules With Several Women
NRL star Nathan Cleary has found himself in hot water after photos surfaced of him breaking social distancing rules.
Channel 9 has obtained the images of the Penrith Panthers and NSW State of Origin halfback with several women inside his home at once.
Cleary has issued an apology, saying he realises that he was breaking the rules, but insisted it wasn't necessarily intentional.
9News' rugby league reporter Danny Weidler said: "I've had a brief phone conversation today with Nathan Cleary and he's explained to me that they are some of his friends.
"They popped into his place on Anzac Day on their way to getting an Uber.
"Obviously he realised pretty quickly that this was not a situation that he should be in and after a short stay, they left.
"He is very, very apologetic about what has happened. He knows he has done the wrong thing and he takes full responsibility for all of that.
"Nathan Cleary has apologised already to his teammates and the entire Penrith club."
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The news follows another scandal involving other NRL players who were caught flaunting the social distancing rules during the Anzac Day long weekend.
Representative stars Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr, along with Knights squad member Tyronne Roberts-Davis, were found to have gone on a camping trip.
Two of the NRL stars have been fined after photos surfaced on social media of the blokes outside their home without an excuse.
A statement from NSW Police reads: "Three men, two aged 22, and one aged 24, are in the process of being issued with penalty infringement notices for the breaches of a public health order.
"Manning Great Lakes police commenced an investigation into a reported gathering at a rural property near Taree on Saturday April 25 in contravention of ministerial directions.
"The 24-year-old had previously received a warning for breaching the Public Health Act.
"Inquiries are continuing to identify the other persons and continue investigations.
"Investigations are also continuing into other potential offences, including potential breaches of the Firearms Act (1996) at the Taree property."
The NRL has launched an investigation and their inclusion in the sport has been left in doubt.
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