Penrith Panthers star Tyrone May will face the music next Wednesday in a board meeting after the club issued him with a show cause notice over his conduct amid the grand final celebrations.
May was stood down by the club after he uploaded a controversial post to his Instagram that related to his sex tape scandal in 2019.
A Panthers statement confirmed May would have one week to prepare a case to save his future with the club.
“Penrith Panthers has issued Tyrone May with a show cause notice relating to his conduct following the 2021 NRL grand final,” the statement read.
“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.
“In accordance with disciplinary protocol, May will have the opportunity to appear before the board next Wednesday before a sanction is imposed.
“Panthers will make no further comment until the matter is finalised.”
The caption in his Instagram post included lyrics from a song by Canadian rapper Drake in reference to his sex tape scandal two years ago.
May pleaded guilty to four counts of intentionally recording an image without consent, and in January last year, he was sentenced to 300 hours of community service as part of a three-year community corrections order.
The post was deleted a few days after it was uploaded amid plenty of uproar from the sporting world.
The 25-year-old made his Panthers debut in 2017 and has made 56 appearances for Ivan Cleary’s side.
However, given he is not contracted to the premiers for next season, it looks likely that May has played his last game for the club