Explosive footage of an alcohol-fuelled brawl between Brisbane Broncos skipper Adam Reynolds and his vice-captain Pat Carrigan is now in the hands of the NRL’s Integrity Unit, it has been revealed.
Brisbane’s Courier Mail confirmed on Monday night that the NRL integrity unit will investigate the wild footage that is currently circulating on social media, which shows Reynolds and Carrigan embroiled in a drunken wrestling match as friends attempt to break them up.
The two NRL stars are barely recognisable in the grainy footage but a witness can be heard screaming “Adam … Pat … stop!” as the fight spills over into the bushland.
The scuffle between Carrigan and Reynolds is believed to have been recorded in the late hours of Sunday night after the Broncos held their annual fan day, where more than 8000 fans flocking to Broncos headquarters to meet the stars.
Hours later, it is understood some players kicked on at a Fortitude Valley establishment for drinks, but the evening went awry outside the venue when Reynolds and Carrigan clashed.
According to the same newspaper, police spotted the two men and interviewed witnesses but ultimately opted not to arrest Reynolds or Carrigan.
Meanwhile, the Broncos have gone into immediate damage control following the embarrassing incident between the two star players, which occurred just weeks ahead of the club’s premiership opener in Las Vegas.
“The Broncos are looking into an incident involving some of its playing group in Brisbane City last night,” the club announced in a press release on Monday evening.
“The club was made aware of the incident last night and has been speaking to players across the course of the day to clarify details of what occurred.”
The Broncos will kick off their 2024 season in Las Vegas after being selected by the NRL as one of four flagship teams to participate in an historic double-header that is designed to drum up interest in the league in the United States.
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