June 24, 2024

The Sydney Roosters have addressed a video featuring hooker Brandon Smith and his teammates currently circulating on social media, asserting that no NRL rules were breached in the clip.

“The Sydney Roosters have been made aware of a small clip from a longer live stream that some on social media have claimed identifies behavior that breaches NRL rules,” the club stated on Tuesday.

“The Sydney Roosters uphold the highest standards of conduct and integrity, both on and off the field. Our players adhere to all NRL policies, including its rigorous drug testing and education programs.

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“As a club, we remind those on social media that we take the defamatory statements some have made very seriously, and we are conducting a thorough investigation to identify the source(s) of several false accusations. Legal action will be pursued against those found responsible for spreading damaging and unsubstantiated claims.”

Smith was previously involved in a white-powder scandal that marred his final years with the Melbourne Storm.

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