Melbourne Storm players meet with NRL Integrity Unit over post-season videos

The Melbourne Storm have confirmed three gamers — Cameron Munster, Brandon Smith and Chris Lewis — have been interviewed by the NRL Integrity Unit about movies of a post-season social gathering.

The gamers met with NRL officers on Tuesday.

The movies, circulated on social media, appeared to point out Storm gamers in a lodge room with a white substance on the floor of a desk.

Within the movies, one participant is sitting on the desk, whereas one other stands shirtless behind him. 

A second video reveals the shirtless participant dancing on a desk in what seems to be the identical lodge room.

There are different unidentified individuals within the room in each movies.

Storm chief government Justin Rodski mentioned the three gamers had cooperated with the NRL’s investigation.

“The club is taking this matter extremely seriously. We are very disappointed to be in this position and will be thorough in our response,” Rodski mentioned in a membership assertion.

“The players involved have fully cooperated with the NRL and the NRL Integrity Unit investigation. It is our understanding this investigation is unlikely to be concluded this week.

“Melbourne Storm unashamedly units excessive requirements and makes no apologies for safeguarding and upholding the professionalism and values of our organisation.

“The club is conducting its own investigation into the matter and will provide an update on our findings in conjunction with the NRL when both processes have concluded.”

Munster and Smith have been concerned within the Storm’s preliminary closing in Brisbane final Saturday.

The minor premiers misplaced 10-6 to Penrith at Lang Park, ending their season one match in need of the grand closing.

Lewis final performed for the Storm within the closing spherical of the common season earlier this month.