May’s Panthers career hangs in the balance after being issued with show-cause notice


Tyrone May is set to face the Penrith board next week in a bid to save his Panthers career. 

The Penrith board issued the 25-year-old with a show-cause notice on Wednesday.

“At today’s meeting of the Panthers board of directors it was determined May’s conduct constituted a serious breach of his NRL playing contract,” the club said in a statement.

“In accordance with disciplinary protocol, May will have the opportunity to appear before the board next Wednesday before a sanction is imposed.”

May was fined $7,500 by the NRL for the post, which “did not align with the values of the game” as he made reference to his conviction for recording an intimate image without consent.

A post showed a photo of May alongside coach Ivan Cleary outside a court in 2019, captioned with lyrics by rapper Drake, which read: “And the dirt that they threw on my name turned to soil and I grew up out it. Time for y’all to figure out what y’all gon’ do about it.”

May avoided jail at the time and missed the entirety of the 2019 NRL season after being stood down by the league.

Magistrate Robyn Denes described his behaviour as “morally reprehensible” and sentenced him to 300 hours of community service.

May — who debuted for the club in 2017 — has scored 10 tries in 56 matches for the Panthers.



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