New Sex Tape Scandal Hits NRL Ahead Of Origin Clash
The NRL has once again found itself in damage control, this time just days out from the first State of Origin showdown.
Sexually explicit footage allegedly involving a NSW player emerged online just as the Blues team were boarding a plane bound for Brisbane, ahead of game one of the series.
The video, which 10 daily has seen, depicts the alleged player in a sex act with a woman while also in the company of another man.
It is believed the 14 second video -- which is accompanied by a caption describing the man involved as a "dirty dawg" -- was filmed several years ago.
A furious NSW have denied one of their stars appeared in the sex tape.
NSWRL staff interviewed the player on Monday and were satisfied he did not appear in the clip.
"Whoever it is, it's a very low thing to do to anyone at any time," NSWRL chief executive David Trodden told AAP.
"To falsely accuse them of something like that is pretty ordinary behaviour."
NSW coach Brad Fittler has also denied it is one of his players involved in the video.
When asked about the footage at Brisbane airport, Fittler told Fairfairx Media: "We've been made aware of it and it's not him."
Fittler's team will take on Queensland at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night or Origin I.
10 daily has contacted the NRL for comment.