'People are dying': Uproar over footballer's boat party with porn stars

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor
Roquan Smith in action for the Chicago Bears in 2018. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is in hot water after blatantly breaking social-distancing rules to party with porn stars on a boat.

While Australian sport has been rocked by scandals involving NRL stars Latrell Mitchell, Josh Addo-Carr and Nathan Cleary, it’s nothing compared to what’s been going on overseas.

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A number of English Premier League players have been busted throwing X-rated parties with call girls, and now America has its own version.

Smith was busted enjoying a day out on the water with a number of scantily-clad women including porn star Abella Danger.

Social media videos show Smith having champagne poured into his mouth and just generally enjoying life.

The only problem being that there’s a global pandemic that’s claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and we’re supposed to be social-distancing.

Sports writers and fans on social media were quick to slam Smith, with one writing he “could put himself and the entire league in jeopardy if he comes down with the coronavirus”.

Fresh twist in Latrell Mitchell’s social-distancing scandal

Meanwhile, South Sydney star Latrell Mitchell was one of three of Rabbitohs players sent home from the club's NRL headquarters on Monday and told to take a COVID-19 test.

Speaking on Fox League Live, former Souths captain Sam Burgess identified Mitchell, club captain and halfback Adam Reynolds and prop Liam Knight as the players who were sent from training.

A club spokesperson said the trio displayed mild symptoms and the club were still awaiting results on Monday evening.

“The protocols are pretty tight, the 32 players and 18 staff, one entrance point, one exit,” Burgess said.

“Your temperature is checked, you fill out a wellbeing form, pretty standard practice really.

“They ask you a few more detailed questions and if you answer 'yes' to any of those questions in terms of sore throat and runny nose, then straight away you are sent off to get a test, just to double check and make sure that everyone is safe.

“What's happened today with the players, I think a few of them had a cough, or one of them had a runny nose.

“With the testing we've got in place we sent them off straight away to get a test.”

The news on Mitchell came just a week after the fullback-turned-centre and Melbourne Storm winger Addo-Carr were fined by NSW Police for breaking social distancing laws.

with AAP