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Burgess weighing up legal options after being cleared in Rabbitohs investigation

21 september 2018 13:14

Sam Burgess is considering legal action after he was cleared of any misconduct in an investigation carried out by South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The Rabbitohs appointed a panel to look into emails from an "anonymous complainant" that alleged "inappropriate conduct by a South Sydney player on a Facebook Messenger video call".

Burgess vehemently denied any wrongdoing and the panel has concluded neither the England international nor any of his team-mates were guilty of misconduct.

"Based on a thorough review of the available evidence before it, the panel was not satisfied that any South Sydney player engaged in any actionable misconduct resulting in a breach of their NRL playing contract, the NRL rules or the SSFC code of conduct," read a Rabbitohs statement.

Earlier this week, Burgess addressed media reports that suggested a social media account of his had been used to send lewd videos, stating: "I'm happy for them [the panel] to get to the truth, I really am."

On Friday, he wrote on Twitter: "I have not sexted anyone. I fully cooperated with the inquiry as I said I would. I have engaged lawyer Chris Murphy to pursue my remedies and he has retained defamation lawyers.

"I have given a full account to the inquiry and answered every questioned asked. It’s now in Mr Murphy's hands. The next move is up to him. I have nothing more to say at this stage."

A statement from the Rugby League Players' Association (RLPA) supported the verdict of the panel and criticised the "public disclosure of confidential information during the investigation", adding: "When information is leaked, or people jump to conclusions, it can be extremely damaging not only for the individuals involved, but the game of rugby league as a whole."

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