The NRL Integrity Unit will interview Panthers stars Nathan Cleary and Tyrone May over three men who crossed the Queensland border with illegal work permits to attend the Grand Final.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported the three men gained access to an area in proximity to the Panthers players friends and family at Suncorp Stadium on October 3.
The development comes as Panthers great Greg Alexander told some Penrith players to pull their heads in over some distasteful social media posts during their wild premiership celebrations.
While Alexander didn’t name names the inference was that he was referring to Tyrone May, who painted himself as the victim of his well publicised sex tape scandal with an Instagram post showing a photo of him leaving court last year.
This despite the fact May pleaded guilty to four counts of intentionally recording an intimate image without consent with the magistrate saying at the time that he was lucky to avoid jail time.
May has since deleted the social media post.
“There have been a couple of social media things that haven’t impressed me,” Alexander said on SEN radio.
“I think a couple of our players need to pull their heads in after what they’ve posted on social media. It gets a bit out of control. I don’t follow social media.
“I’ve had people tell me about what’s been posted, and some of it shouldn’t have been. It was a bit out of line.”
In the case of the Queensland border breach the NRL Integrity Unit are trying to ascertain how the three men gained access to an area of Suncorp Stadium reserved for family and friends of players.
The three men in question were fined $4,135 by Queensland Police over the breach.
At this stage there is no suggestion May or Cleary knew the three men had breached public health orders or that they would be at the NRL Grand Final.
The NRL will conduct their interviews with May and Cleary on Tuesday.