Sniff of scan­dal hits star Nor­man

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Drugs Scourge - DER­RICK KRUSCHE

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.

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