NRL star Paul Vaughan was allegedly involved in a sexting scandal two years ago, it has been reported after St George sacked the front-rower for breaking Covid-19 protocols.
The Dragons tore up Vaughan’s $800,000-a-year contract after he hosted a party at his house with 12 other teammates on the weekend, breaking NSW’s strict stay-at-home orders.
A total of $305,000 worth of fines was handed out to the players involved. The remaining 12 copped one-match bans that will be spread out across three weeks to allow the Dragons to continue to field a team.
Vaughan was sacked for his third strike at the club. Last year he breached the NRL’s bio-secure bubble by going to a cafe, and it emerged on Tuesday he had reportedly been officially warned for his alleged involvement in a sexting incident in late 2018.
“They are not something we can talk about in detail in public,” Dragons CEO Ryan Webb said of Vaughan’s first breach, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald.