Teuila Blakely and Konrad Hurrell appeared in a private sex video that ended up online.
Teuila Blakely and Konrad Hurrell appeared in a private sex video that ended up online.

Warrior's sex tape: centre fined $5000 for release

WARRIORS centre Konrad Hurrell has been fined $5000 over the release of a sex tape with a New Zealand actress.

The 22-year-old was involved in a sex tape with Shortland Street actress Teuila Blakely which was made public briefly on social media.

Hurrell has apologised but will still face censure, a statement from the Warriors said this morning.

Both the Warriors and NRL had launched investigations, with integrity unit boss Jim Doyle saying the incident was a concern for the game, particularly as it kicked off their Women in League week.

Vodafone Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah said their investigation had now been completed.

"Konrad is full of remorse over what has happened," said Scurrah.

"While the incident involved two consenting adults, his action in sharing the content with others was unacceptable and inappropriate.

The $5000 fine would be donated to charity - and Hurrell would also undergo some kind of counselling on the use of social media.

"I am so sorry this has happened and want to apologise for the trouble I have caused," said Hurrell.

"I've embarrassed the club, my team-mates, the members and most of all my family. I made a bad decision but I will learn from this."

Scurrah added no further comment would be made as the Vodafone Warriors prepare for their critical ninth-round match against Canberra at Eden Park on Saturday.

- nzherald.co.nz



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