Penrith Panthers Terminate Tyrone May's Contract, Effective Immediately

Social media post ends career


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Penrith have terminated the contract of Tyrone May following investigations into a distasteful social media post following the NRL Grand Final.

May faced the Penrith club board today with the group finding his behaviour constituted a "serious breach" of his contract obligations.

"As a club, we understand our responsibilities to the game, our corporate partners, our members and fans, and the wider rugby league community," Panthers chief executive Brian Fletcher said in a club statement.

"The board observed due process in this matter and considered all relevant factors before reaching its final decision.

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"Panthers will coordinate with the NRL to ensure Tyrone receives access to any support services he needs moving forward."

May was fined $7,500 and stood down by the NRL for his Instagram post after winning the Grand Final. 

The league determined the post "did not align with the values of the game".

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3 November 2021




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