League: Hayne escapes punishment over partying

Jarryd Hayne, who will play in next year's NRL Auckland Nines, has escaped punishment over an alleged incident with a Hell's Angels member. Photo / Jason Oxenham - NZ Herald.
Jarryd Hayne, who will play in next year's NRL Auckland Nines, has escaped punishment over an alleged incident with a Hell's Angels member. Photo / Jason Oxenham - NZ Herald.

NRL star Jarryd Hayne has escaped punishment over the video of him partying with an alleged bikie on the Gold Coast.

After a two-month investigation, the NRL integrity unit has put the Titans fullback on notice and warned him against associating with criminals.

"The Integrity Unit has completed its inquiry into the Jarryd Hayne video," an NRL spokesman told AAP. "No action will be taken but the Integrity Unit has sent Jarryd a letter reminding him not to associate with anyone who would damage the image of the game."

Hayne met with NRL officials in September after the social media video showed Hayne with alleged Hell's Angels member and former Titans under-20 player Chris Bloomfield at an end-of-season party.

The code-hopping star appears to hand Bloomfield a wad of cash in the footage.
However, Hayne claimed he'd never previously met Bloomfield and did not give him the money, a version the Integrity Unit accepted.

The outcome comes amid concerns criminals are infiltrating the game following other incidents involving players, including Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita's apparent support for convicted one-punch killer Kieran Loveridge.

Corey Norman, Junior Paulo and James Segeyaro were also photographed drinking with convicted criminals during last season.

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