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Penrith Panthers star references his vile sex tape after NRL Grand Final win

Panthers star calls out people who ‘threw dirt on his name’ moments after Penrith’s NRL Grand Final victory in reference to his vile scandal where he secretly filmed women during sex

  • Tyrone May references ‘reprehensible’ sex tape charges after Grand Final win
  • Penrith Panthers beat South Sydney in the NRL finale in Brisbane Sunday night 
  • May posted images to Instagram with lyrics from a Drake song 
  • The 25-year-old referenced his past indiscretions filming sex acts with women 


Penrith NRL star Tyrone May has revelled in his ‘reprehensible’ sex tape scandal by calling out the people who ‘threw dirt’ on his name.

May, who came off the bench to help the Panthers beat South Sydney 14-12 in the NRL Grand Final at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday night, posted an image of himself holding the trophy.

The 25-year-old quoted lyrics from Drake song Fair Trade, referring to his court battle last year over his sharing of videos of him having sex with women.

‘And the dirt that they threw on my name turned to soil and I grew up out it,’ he wrote. ‘Time for y’all to figure out what y’all goin’ do about it.’

Tyrone May referenced his ‘reprehensible’ sex tape controversy after helping Penrith win the NRL Grand Final, calling out back at the people who ‘threw dirt’ on his name (pictured left with Dylan Edwards right)

The 25-year-old quoted lyrics from Drake song Fair Trade, referring to his court battle last year after sharing a videos of him having sex with women

The 25-year-old quoted lyrics from Drake song Fair Trade, referring to his court battle last year after sharing a videos of him having sex with women

The Penrith junior pleaded guilty to four charges of disseminating images and recording images without consent in February last year

The Penrith junior pleaded guilty to four charges of disseminating images and recording images without consent in February last year

The Panthers utility missed the entire 2019 season after being suspended by the NRL’s controversial no-fault stand down policy while facing charges over leaking the sex tape.

May, who was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and placed on a three-year good behaviour bond early last year, played just 13 minutes of Sunday’s finale, the fewest of any player on the field. 

The Penrith junior was supported at Parramatta Local Court in February last year by coach Ivan Cleary and his son Nathan, as he pleaded guilty to four charges of disseminating images and recording images without consent. 

May posted another picture alongside his captain and halfback Cleary, writing ‘through it all’ and thanking the 23-year-old for his support. 

May was charged after he filmed a sexual act with a woman at Coffs Harbour in February 2018.

He also filmed a sexual act with another woman in Kingswood in May 2018.

Magistrate Robyn Denes described his filming of the sexual interaction as ‘reprehensible’ when handing down his punishment. 

May was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and placed on a three-year good behaviour bond early last year

May was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and placed on a three-year good behaviour bond early last year

May also posted another picture alongside his captain and halfback Cleary, writing 'Through it all' and thanking the 23-year-old for his support

May also posted another picture alongside his captain and halfback Cleary, writing ‘Through it all’ and thanking the 23-year-old for his support

Police said the sexual acts were consensual but the women were unaware they were being filmed.

The women became aware of the existence of the videos after they were leaked on social media.

The Panthers believe the videos were leaked by a player at another NRL club.

The videos, one eight seconds long and one 12 seconds, allegedly showed the 22-year-old Penrith Panthers player alongside two women and another man.

May’s face is not visible in the footage taken nine months ago but it is understood that NRL investigators identified him from a distinctive tattoo on his arm.

In one video a man can reportedly be heard swearing at a woman, demanding she perform a sex act on another man and calling her a ‘f**king ratbag’.

One of May’s victims launched civil legal action against him in May this year claiming damages for a video going public.

She said her humiliation was made worse by the clip being posted on porn websites.   



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