'Don't be a dickhead' - Ryan Hoffman challenges NRL players

By Sam Hewat

Ryan Hoffman. Photo / Getty
Ryan Hoffman. Photo / Getty

Warriors captain Ryan Hoffman is calling on his fellow league players to pull their heads in and stop being "dickheads".

His comments come on the back of yet another NRL controversy involving Eels star Corey Norman and an alleged sex-tape.

Details emerged this morning that Norman had sent the video to a number of people including teammates, eventually landing in the wrong hands.

It's the latest in a string of bad press for the NRL. This year alone has seen a number of incidents including Roosters star Mitchell Pearce being videoed while performing a controversial sex-act on a dog as well as the Eels salary cap breach, which included cash payments to players in parking lots.

Hoffman spoke with Tony Veitch on Newstalk ZB and said it was high time NRL players started taking responsibility.

"It's gotten to the stage where it's one drama after the other," Hoffman said.

"As players we need to take a hell of a lot more responsibility of our actions and how we portray ourselves in public and in private."

Hoffman admitted players make mistakes, but didn't believe that was an excuse for them to keep acting the way they are.

"It can be as simple as, 'Don't be a dickhead'," he said.

"We just need to stop putting ourselves in situations where those mistakes can happen."

- NZ Herald

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