NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has said Dylan Napa’s recent change of clubs won’t affect the outcome of the case.
Greenberg is awaiting a final report from the NRL integrity unit and he confirmed that no decision had yet been made on the outcome, but Napa is expected to receive a suspension that will rule him out for the start of the season.
The sex tapes, which were filmed five years ago, went viral on social media last month.
Napa was at Sydney Roosters at the time of the videos being taken, and he moved to Canterbury Bulldogs in the off-season.
Asked whether it was harsh on the Bulldogs being punished for an incident while playing for another club, Greenberg replied: “It might be, but that is not my primary concern.
“It is the same as the Cowboys [with Ben Barba], it is probably a little harsh on them that they are missing a player who has never laced on a boot for them but that it is the real difficulty for recruit and retention for club.
“I’ve asked the integrity unit to try to complete that piece of work quickly, but they are a pretty busy place at the moment. We will get to the bottom of that and then we will put out a decision.
“My message to the clubs is that when you are buying and selling players look equally at the values as opposed to the skill set. I think they should be assessed in equal priority.’