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Ex-England international embroiled in video scandal

Sam Burgess is being investigated by Australian rugby league chiefs after being caught up in a lewd video chat scandal, with the star forward admitting it had been “a tricky few days”.

The married father-of-one broke his silence days after a report that his social media account was used by two players who allegedly indecently exposed themselves to a young woman without her consent in May.

“I’m not going into details. There’s an NRL investigation going on at the moment,” the South Sydney Rabbitohs player said.

“I’m happy for them to get to the truth, I really am. I’ve been told to publicly make no comment.

“With respect to my wife, my family, my wife’s family, it’s been a tough process to go through, the family together.


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“I’m fortunate that I’ve got a strong wife. I’ve got a wife who loves me. I’ve got great family. I’ve got great friends. Great support around me to help me through these allegations that have been made.”

Burgess has played 162 games for Souths in two spells and was a key part of their 2014 Grand Final success.

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