NRL hands down punishment over Victor Radley dressing room act

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Victor Radley, pictured here in the dressing rooms after State of Origin II in Perth.
Victor Radley was caught in the act after State of Origin II in Perth. Image: Channel 9

Sydney Roosters forward Victor Radley has been hit with a suspended fine after he was caught on camera imitating a sex act in the dressing rooms after State of Origin II.

Radley, who was part of the NSW squad in Perth but didn't play in the game, could be seen simulating the explicit act on unaware Roosters teammate Joseph Suaalii.

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Channel 9 commentators were discussing Suaalii - who was also in the extended NSW squad - at the time.

"What you're looking at there is an absolute superstar who is going to be at the top of the tree for the next 15 years," Andrew Johns said.

Radley and Suaalii appeared to be listening to Johns' comments when Radley could be seen mimicking the X-rated act.

NRL boss Andrew Abdo later said he would speak to Radley about his actions in a face-to-face meeting.

On Thursday the Sydney Morning Herald reported that the Roosters lock has been hit with a suspended $5000 fine for his actions.

“It’s certainly far from ideal when something like that happens,” Abdo previously told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“It happened in the sheds, but unfortunately was captured and broadcast broadly.

“We are looking at it and we’ll be having a conversation with Victor and the NSWRL.

“I think we need to differentiate between what happens on the field and off the field. This will be dealt with appropriately."

Andrew Abdo, pictured here speaking at an NRL game between the Melbourne Storm and South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Andrew Abdo speaks at an NRL game between the Melbourne Storm and South Sydney Rabbitohs. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Concerns about dressing room cameras after Radley incident

Roosters coach Trent Robinson said the incident served as warning about what gets broadcast from the dressing rooms.

“We discussed it, it’s unfortunate, I’ve also seen the guy do 1000 things right," he said last month.

“The dressing room is an interesting thing. There’s a red light [on the camera] but the red light is always on now.

“It’s in the sanctity of our dressing room, and the filtering of that at the other end should be thought about that as well, [including] naked guys walking past.

“It’s great access, we all want to see in a dressing room before a game, but we also need to look at what stuff we put out there ... there’s a responsibility on the other end to know there’s not always stuff you can show to the general public that goes on from the dressing room.

“There’s nothing bad [that goes on], there’s just different things that shouldn’t be shown.”

Victor Radley, pictured here in action for the Roosters against the Newcastle Knights.
Victor Radley in action for the Roosters against the Newcastle Knights. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

A veteran club official told Yahoo Sport Australia last month: "Technically, it used to be that there were always time limits that the dressing room cameras were allowed to film.

"It used to be a designated set period pre-game, at half-time and post-game. There definitely used to be a time limit.

"I am not sure if under the new broadcast deal that has now disappeared and it's now open slather, or it's still in place but the broadcasters are ignoring the restrictions, especially given that it's Origin where anything goes.

"It's definitely worth looking into."

Radley has previously been kicked off a plane for being intoxicated and received a two-game ban and $20,000 fine.

He also tackled a man during a street party in 2020.

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