Melbourne Storm Punishments Cameron Munster Brandon Smith Chris Lewis White Powder Scandal Videos


The Storm and the NRL have hit Melbourne trio Cameron Munster, Brandon Smith and Chris Lewis hard over the white powder video scandal.

Munster in particular have been hit hard, a clear sign that the club’s patience has been put to the test. He will have to spend a month in rehab and abstain from alcohol for a year.

In addition, he was kicked out of the club’s leadership group and given a suspended $ 100,000 fine.

The NRL violation notice included Munster fined $ 30,000 and suspended for one game, Smith fined $ 15,000 and suspended for one game, and Lewis fined $ 4,000 and suspended. for a match.

All three are required to complete their education and training in accordance with NRL guidelines.

Storm CEO Justin Rodski said the players have accepted all penalties imposed on them by the NRL and the club.

“It has been an incredibly difficult and disappointing time for everyone involved in our club,” said Rodski.

“The decisions of these three players hurt a lot of people and the players shattered the confidence of the club and the game.

“The players are really remorseful for what happened. They made a serious error in judgment and they are here today to take responsibility for their decisions and take responsibility for their actions.

“I understand the players have endured a long season under strict protocols,” said NRL boss Andrew Abdo.

“However, there is no excuse for the behavior we have seen over the past week. The players have let themselves down, their clubs and the rugby league community.

“These sanctions are designed to include an element of rehabilitation and development as well as to have consequences for the individual and the team.”


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In addition to the NRL sanctions, all three players have agreed to actions imposed by the Club which will take effect immediately. These actions include:

Cameron Munster

– $ 100,000 fine (suspended)

– Additional behavioral conditions as part of a disciplinary sanction agreement

– Resigned from the Senior Leadership Group

– Enter and complete a four week rehabilitation program

– Will abstain from alcohol for a period of 12 months

– Consultation with the club’s medical team and healthcare professionals to individualize a comprehensive ongoing wellness program

Brandon smith

– $ 50,000 fine (suspended)

– Additional behavioral conditions as part of a disciplinary sanction agreement

– Dropped out of Emerging Leadership Group

– Consultation with the club’s medical team and healthcare professionals to individualize a comprehensive ongoing wellness program

Chris Lewis

– Fine of $ 10,000 (suspended)

– Additional behavioral conditions as part of a disciplinary sanction agreement

– Assist in the development of a new education program for our young talent in the NRL and our elite course programs

– Consultation with the club’s medical team and healthcare professionals to individualize a comprehensive ongoing wellness program

The proposed fines take into account the different salaries of each.

Warriors star Reece Walsh was also penalized for bringing the game into disrepute, after being arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and given a two-game ban.

Walsh was fined $ 5,000 and suspended for two games.

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The three Storm players will need to spend time with all of the club’s course programs, providing training and education for young men and women entering the elite sports system.

In addition, they will all be required to support community programs such as “In League In Harmony” and youth programs in partnership with local government partners and local rugby clubs.

“The players know they have been warned, they all have significant fines hanging over their heads and face significant consequences for any future indiscretion, regardless of size,” added Rodski.

“As a club, we are committed to holding our players accountable for their actions, but we will also provide them with the support they need to correct their behavior.

“At the end of the day, we have a duty of care to our players and want to see them make a meaningful contribution to the game, the club and the community, both on and off the pitch.”

All three players made a separate statement to apologize for their actions.

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First of all, I also want to congratulate Penrith on the Grand Final victory and Souths on a great season.

I apologize for my actions which detracted from your great last week when the focus should have been on your great achievement.

I would like to apologize to the NRL for my actions in causing damage to the game’s brand during the flagship event of the year.

To your broadcasters, sponsors, business partners and fans, I also sincerely apologize.

I hate to have added to the stereotype of gamers but I thank the NRL for understanding that I am a young man who made a bad mistake putting myself in the situation I made, I would never intentionally cause harm to the game.

At the Melbourne Storm, I deeply regret the trouble I have caused the club and all of our amazing sponsors and partners.

To our Board of Directors, staff, alumni, members and most importantly the fans, I am sorry. I am very angry and disappointed that my actions affected my ability to play alongside my team in the first round next year.

So to my teammates, I hope I can rectify what I did and regain some respect.

To Justin, Frank and Craig, I’m sorry I let you down. But thank you guys for your support in the face of all the criticism which says a lot about the culture and the care you give to me and this club.

I know I have let down a lot of people especially my family, I am sorry for all the criticism you have received on social media platforms which is probably the most painful and heartbreaking thing to which I had to face.

I know you know I’m a good person, with good intentions and a good heart, I also know these are just words, but I don’t want you to judge me on words, instead judge me on the actions I take go ahead from that.

I will work closely with the Wellness team to resolve any behavioral issues to ensure that I do not put myself in a compromising position in the future.

I have also received a lot of support from a number of people this week, for which I am grateful.

In addition to the club, I want to thank my family, friends, teammates, manager and various people within the rugby league community for being extremely kind to me.


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