The NSWRL chairman will be summoned to meet with the league’s governing body on Friday.
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New South Wales Rugby League chairman George Peponis has repotredly been cited by the NRL in regards to comments he made in relation to the Paul Gallen Twitter scandal.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the NRL are livid that Peponis made public comments in regards to the matter and he will be summoned to meet with the league’s governing body on Friday.
Gallen was fined a mammoth $50,000 for by the NRL after the Cronulla Sharks captain posted an offensive message aimed at some involved within the organisation.
Peponis told the The Daily Telegraph that he understood Gallen’s comments were inappropriate, but said he felt “sorry” for him.
“At this stage, it’s a matter between Paul Gallen, the NRL and the Sharks,” Peponis said in the article.
“Poor old Gal has been to hell and back in the last 12 months. It’s inappropriate what he said (but) he feels like he didn’t get a lot of support.
“I actually feel sorry for the bloke.
“Gal’s been a very valuable asset to the NSWRL for the last five or six years and we can’t forget that.
“And he did bring the shield back home. He regrets what he’s done and it was a spur of the moment thing.”
NRL judiciary chairman Paul Conlon yesteday resigned from his post in protest of the harshness of Gallen’s punishment.