The Penrith Panthers have torn up the contract of Tyrone Might within the wake of the younger playmaker’s grand closing Instagram submit controversy.
Might was final week stood down by the Panthers indefinitely over a “critical breach of his NRL taking part in contract” referring to a social media submit he made following Penrith’s 14-12 win over South Sydney.
The picture posted on Instagram referenced his 2019 courtroom case the place he pleaded responsible to 4 expenses of deliberately recording an intimate picture with out consent.
Might was savaged for the submit and instantly took it down whereas he was later fined $7500 by the Panthers.
Might’s behaviour has introduced the membership into disrepute on a number of events, together with final 12 months’s breach of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders alongside Nathan Cleary.
Penrith introduced on Wednesday previous indiscretions factored within the determination to sack Might with speedy impact.
“Penrith Panthers has at this time terminated the NRL taking part in contract of Tyrone Might with speedy impact,” a membership assertion learn.
“The Panthers Board of Administrators concluded Might’s conduct following the 2021 NRL Grand Closing constituted a critical breach of his contractual obligations.
“The Board additionally gave consideration to earlier breaches in making the choice to terminate his contract presently.
Whereas he performed quarter-hour from the bench within the Panthers’ grand closing win over the Rabbitohs, Might’s NRL future is now in jeopardy.
Panthers CEO Bryan Fletcher stated Might can be supplied assist by the membership following the termination of his contract.
“As a membership we perceive our obligations to the sport, our company companions, our members and followers, and the broader Rugby League neighborhood,” Fletcher stated.
“The Board noticed due course of on this matter and thought of all related components earlier than reaching its closing determination.
“Panthers will coordinate with the NRL to make sure Tyrone receives entry to any assist companies he wants shifting ahead.”
The Instagram submit that led to Might’s sacking included a photograph of him at a courtroom look flanked by coach Ivan Cleary accompanied by lyrics from the track ‘Truthful Commerce’ by rapper Drake, which had been interpreted as references to the intercourse tape scandal.
“And the dust that they threw on my identify turned to soil and I grew up out it,” Might wrote on Instagram hours after the Panthers’ premiership win.
“Time for y’all to determine what y’all gon’ do about it.
“Love my brothers.”
The submit sparked mass outrage across the recreation following Penrith’s grand closing win, and was amongst a slew of incidents of poor behaviour from Panthers gamers, who had been additionally accused of damaging the Provan-Summons premiership trophy throughout their celebrations.