Kenny Edwards, a former Parramatta Eels player, faces a lengthy suspension following an allegation of a disgusting act in the Super League.
Kenny Edwards, a former NRL star, faces a lengthy suspension after being accused of sticking his finger up an opponent’s arse.
According to The Sun, the Huddersfield back rower was placed on report following Thursday’s humiliating defeat to the Catalans Dragons.
He now faces the most serious disciplinary charge possible after Sam Kasiano claimed he attempted a do-it-yourself proctological exam while on the field.
Edwards, 31, faces a charge of “other contrary behavior” in the Grade F range. If proven, Charge F carries a minimum eight-match suspension but may be extended.
Joel Tomkins of Catalans was sentenced to eight matches last year for a similar offense.
Edwards will appear before a tribunal this week, most likely on Wednesday due to a round of Super League matches scheduled for the next 72 hours.
And, if his hearing does not take place by Tuesday, he would still be eligible to play for Huddersfield against Castleford on Tuesday.
A lengthy suspension would be the furthest thing from what Giants coach Ian Watson needs, given his team’s injury woes.
He is already without Darnell McIntosh for the remainder of the season and may also be without marquee man Aidan Sezer through the end of 2021.
Huddersfield will seek salary cap reimbursement from the Rugby Football League if he requires year-ending surgery on an ankle injury suffered while playing for the Combined Nations All Stars against England.