Penrith’s Tyrone May has been stood down by the NRL after after a series of videos were leaked showing Panthers players engaging in lewd behaviour.
May and Penrith lower-grader Liam Coleman were summoned to Penrith Police Station on Tuesday morning after the police became involved as a result of a number of lewd videos entered the public domain.
NSW Police charged May with two counts of recording an intimate image without consent, and two counts of disseminating images without consent.
He has since been stood down by the NRL under the league’s no-fault stand down policy.
NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg commented: “That is a matter for the courts.
“Our new policy provides for the automatic stand down of players on a no-fault basis where they are charged with serious criminal matters.
“It also provides discretion for players to be stood down for other matters, particularly where the criminal allegations involve women.
“In the circumstances of the current charges I have determined to place Tyrone May on a no-fault stand down.
“The no-fault stand down will remain in force until the court proceedings are concluded.”
May was granted bail and will appear in court in Penrith Local Court on May 1. He declined to be interviewed by police on Tuesday.
It came after a complaint from two women, who allege they didn’t give permission for the distribution of the videos.