NRL legend Paul Gallen has admitted he feels sorry for Tyrone May after he received additional penalties for not roommating roommate Nathan Cleary.
In addition to the fine and suspension imposed on Cleary, May was also sentenced to a two-game suspension and a fine of $ 15,000 for his role in the entire saga.
However, according to Gallen, the NRL’s integrity unit was unfairly harsh in May for doing something that no rugby player should do.
“I’ll tell you who I really feel sorry for, I know Cleary lied and he was the one in all the videos, but I’m sorry for Tyrone May,” he said at 2 GB. Wide World of Sports Radio.
“Can you imagine being a rugby league player who dobbles in your roommate and your teammate? You will be called a rat-dog for the rest of the year.
“He did the right thing with his companion by not bringing him in and he was fined $ 15,000 in addition to what he already paid for his indiscretions last year, and he will be missed again two games. “
Gallen has had a look at the Integrity Unit, claiming that his conduct is similar to the FBI.
“You have to remember that the NRL is not the law, they do not speak to the police here,” he said.
“(The NRL Integrity Unit) thinks they are the FBI, if the NRL wants to save money, maybe get rid of it.
“Pay Tyrone May $ 15,000 more for not hitting a friend, which goes against the fabric of the rugby league, not caring for your friend.”