Panthers Group CEO Brian Fletcher has issued the following statement:
“Our club has a responsibility to our members, our corporate partners, our community and the game as a whole to uphold certain standards of behaviour.
“When a player or staff member falls short of those standards, as has been the case in this instance, there must be meaningful consequences.
“To that end Panthers supports the sanctions proposed by the NRL in relation to Nathan Cleary and Tyrone May.
“Both players have this morning expressed sincere remorse for their actions and confirmed to the club they will accept the proposed sanctions.
“The club will continue to provide Nathan and Tyrone with the support they require as the team prepares for the recommencement of the 2020 NRL season.
“We consider the matter finalised at this point and the club will be making no further comment.”