Penrith is reportedly exploring legal options on behalf of young playmaker Jaeman Salmon against Canberra manager Ricky Stuart.
Stuart was reacting to an incident during the contest where Salmon’s foot came into contact with the private parts of Canberra hooker Tom Starling during a tackle. The contact didn’t seem intentional to the average viewer, but Stuart clearly had a different point of view.
Stuart then told Nine’s Danny Weidler that he would not retract his explosive comments about the 23-year-old utility.
Although the exact incident is not specified, the report claims that Stuart – then Cronulla’s NRL coach – was so furious he approached a young Salmon, whose father defended his son and nearly got into an altercation physique with the rugby league legend.
The NRL Match Review Committee will reveal this morning whether or not Salmon is charged with the kick.
NRL chief Andrew Abdo also confirmed the Integrity Unit was investigating Saturday’s comments.
“It’s a disappointing situation,” Abdo told the Herald.
“It happened last night and everyone deserves due process. We will have all the facts before we make a decision.”