The Grill Team's Gus Worland has sprung to defend Steve Smith following an article published today about his time in New York.
The article was accompanied by pictures of Smith in a bar alone looking 'sad', before heading to an apartment block where Hugh Jackman and his family have a residence.
"As you may or may not know, Steve has got a punishment that is a part of the ball tampering thing where he has to go and do some community service," Gus said.
"He's been doing some work with me through my foundation, talking to school kids and being really honest and vulnerable.
"Steve Smith has owned up for what he's done and he's trying to do the right thing."