Premiership-winner Mitch Kenny has been hit with a breach discover for an alleged breach of the NRL’s code of conduct for a social media publish final yr that “introduced the sport and his membership into disrepute”.
The Panthers hooker brought about a stir on social media for an Instagram publish in late December with the caption “couple of Boxing Day traces have gotten me in hassle”.
Kenny rapidly deleted the publish and blamed it on trolls who he says grabbed his cellphone.
The NRL integrity unit examine the incident, with the Panthers star hit with a breach discover which he has 5 days to reply to.
“The Nationwide Rugby League as we speak issued Penrith Panthers participant Mitch Kenny with a breach discover alleging a breach of the NRL code of conduct following an NRL Integrity Unit investigation right into a social media publish in December, 2023,” an NRL assertion learn.
“It’s alleged Kenny engaged in conduct which has introduced the sport and his membership into disrepute.
“Kenny has 5 enterprise days to reply to the breach discover.”
The Panthers responded nearly instantly, with the three-time premiership winners to carry off making any official feedback till the matter is finalised.
“Penrith Panthers participant Mitch Kenny has as we speak been issued a breach discover by the NRL,” the membership wrote in an announcement.
“Kenny has 5 enterprise days to reply to the NRL breach discover.
“Panthers can be making no additional touch upon the matter at the moment.”
Cowboys star Valentine Holmes was fined and suspended for one sport for a social media publish final September that confirmed him holding a small bag containing white powder which he stated was a joke gone incorrect.
It’s been a reasonably quiet low season for participant misbehaviour, with Kenny and the Panthers getting ready to go to the UK the place they’ll face Wigan within the World Membership Problem.
Kenny began 23 video games for the premiers final season, along with his solely attempt coming within the grand closing.