Sniff of scandal hits star Norman
The NRL has been plunged into yet another seedy off-field scandal after a video was circulated showing Corey Norman laughing as an elderly man appears to snort a line of white powder off a plate.
The footage, believed to be several years old, shows the St George Illawarra recruit (pictured) egging on the man, who snorts the substance with a rolled up banknote in a luxury north shore residence with views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The video comes as two sex tapes emerged of Canterbury recruit Dylan Napa in what has been a scandal-plagued off season for the NRL.
“Tell the youngbloods … get it baby, get it,” Norman tells the older man, who snorts the white substance off a plate.
A second high-profile footballer and another man are also seen laughing on a couch in the footage.
“Corey Norman is in a world of trouble, encouraging what appears to be an elder relative to show the younger generation of people how to do an unknown substance” the Facebook page which published the video — NRL Memes — posted.
It is understood Norman, now 27, was sanctioned two years ago when playing for Parramatta by the NRL when a “more explicit” video of a woman being licked on her stomach emerged.
During that process the NRL was made aware of the video showing Norman with the man snorting the powder.
The sanction, which was a “sizeable” fine, applied to both the sex tape and the white powder videos.
It was reported in 2016 the videos were being offered for sale in an extortion attempt.
The Dragons said the team was aware of the video and the NRL Integrity Unit was not taking any action.
“The St George Illawarra Dragons have been made aware of a video circulating on social media of Corey Norman from several years ago,” the club said.
“The Dragons informed the NRL Integrity Unit on Monday afternoon. The Integrity Unit have since confirmed they dealt with it accordingly at the time.”
Meanwhile, NRL Memes threatened to upload a third sex tape of Napa.
He has contacted police over the leaking of the videos, one of which shows him having sex with a woman, while in the other he is seen performing sex act on himself.