NRL tells players to ‘choose their friends wisely’

The boss of the NRL has weighed in on a Police matter that has involved a number of high profile players.

CEO Todd Greenberg released a statement on Wednesday afternoon, advising “all players and officials to choose their friends and associates wisely”.

It comes after Parramatta pair Corey Norman and Junior Paulo, along with Penrith hooker James Segeyaro, were spoken to by NSW Police for their association with convicted criminals.


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Paulo dobbed the trio in on Friday night when he posted a photo on Instagram of them out for dinner with former senior Nomad boss Paulie Younan and accused fraudster and money launderer Rafat Alameddine.

“This reflects poorly on the players involved and is a bad look for the game,” Mr Greenberg said.

“I would expect those who have received warnings to take them very seriously,” he added.

“The penalties for ignoring a warning are severe and we fully support the police in the action they have taken.”

The maximum penalty for consorting is three years in prison.