Panthers star Taylan May pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges

Taylan May leaves Penrith Local Court last week. Photo: Emily Chate.
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Stood down Panthers centre Taylan May has plead not guilty to domestic violence charges in Penrith Local Court today.

With his lawyer speaking for him, May plead not guilty to all charges laid against him including the allegation he punched a woman known to him in the face.

The matter was adjourned until March 10, 2025 meaning May won’t return to the field this season.

Taylan May leaves Penrith Local Court. Photo: Melinda Jane.

The NRL has subjected May no its no-fault stand down rule, which means he won’t be able to play until the court case is completed.

The AVO in place against May will remain in force until the next court date.

May was arrested and charged by police earlier this month over the incidents, which allegedly took place in April.

Taylan May dodged media questions upon leaving court. Photo: Emily Chate.
Emily Chate

Emily Chate joined The Western Weekender in 2024, and covers local news - primarily courts and politics. A graduate of the University of Wollongong, Emily has contributed to The Daily Telegraph and worked as a freelance journalist.

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