Suspended Penrith utility Tyrone May cut a lonely figure at Panthers training today as the side counts down to its opening round match against Parramatta on Sunday.
22-year-old May was stood down by the NRL last week and is facing police charges after the release of several sex tapes featuring Penrith players.
He is charged with two counts of ‘recording intimate image without consent’, and two counts of ‘disseminate image without consent’.
While May can’t play during the stand-down period, he is still able to train with his team mates.
However, with Penrith closing in on their opening round encounter and focusing on specific drills, May was left to train alone on the sideline this afternoon.
The club remains concerned about May’s welfare given the huge attention surrounding him over the past week, and he is likely to remain training with the side after the season kicks off.
Depending on the length of the court process, May could be out for the entire season.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for nearly a decade.