Souths players cleared after internal review into sexting scandal

An internal review has cleared South Sydney players of misconduct over the sexting scandal.

An investigation was launched after allegations players exposed themselves to a woman via a social media account linked to star forward Sam Burgess.

The news rocked the club as they prepared for this weekend’s NRL preliminary final against fierce rivals the Sydney Roosters.


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A panel which included Souths Chairman Nick Pappas, CEO Blake Solly and the NRL Integrity Unit’s Karyn Murphy began investigating the complaints which had been made to the club.

Souths players and staff were questioned by the panel how the woman who made the complaint declined to be questioned by the panel.

She did however speak privately with Ms Murphy.

In a statement the club says that “based on a thorough review of the available evidence before it, the Panel was not satisfied that any South Sydney player engaged in any actionable misconduct resulting in a breach of their NRL Playing Contract, the NRL Rules or the SSFC Code of Conduct.”

“The Rabbitohs have no further comment to make at this time.”

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