” Ive done the wrong thing you know and put my hand up and Im really sorry for my actions.
” I put the game at risk and I wish to say sorry to all the Broncos fans not only Broncos fans however fans of the video game.
A remorseful Tevita Pangai Jr has actually broken his silence on breaching COVID-19 procedures to go to a barbershop, a choice which resulted in him being stood down by both the Brisbane Broncos and the NRL.
The 24-year-old was provided a breach notice by the NRL and fined $30,000 for his “failure to abide by the codes biosecurity procedures”.
While there was a school of idea that Pangai Jr was acting out in a bid to protect a transfer to a competing club, most notably the Roosters, the Broncos star reaffirmed his commitment to the club, striking out at recommendations he bad-mouthed Brisbane.
Tevita Pangai Jr is remorseful for multiple breaches of the NRLs COVID-19 protocols (AAP) A call with Roosters manager Nick Politis in recent weeks raised suspicions that Pangai Jr could possibly link with the reigning premiers, but the Broncos star was determined that the chat was just about getting “footy guidance” and “nothing to get out of the club”.
Presently in seclusion and serving a suspension for his actions, Pangai Jr apologised for his actions, and denied having any associations with the Mongols bikie gang that has links to the hair salon he checked out.
” Ive never fulfilled any of them before. Clearly I have no association and will not be returning there once again,” he said.
” I never stated anything about the club being a basket case, I never even utilized that word, but yeah Im just truly remorseful and sorry for my actions,” Pangai Jr informed Nine News Brisbanes Ben Dobbin.
” I dont wish to play for any other club I want to bet the Broncos.”
Pangai Jr has no intentions of leaving the Broncos, despite the club thinking about wrecking his contract (Getty)” I made the incorrect option. I knew the guidelines, however I took it for granted.”
While Pangai Jr breached the NRL bubble on several occasions, he exposed that the seriousness of his errors hit home hard when he realised the effect COVID-19 might have on his parents, who both have pre-existing medical conditions.
” Theyre both unhealthy you understand my fathers got diabetes and my mums got heart issues,” he said.
” If I come back and got the coronavirus then I dont think I mightve coped with that.”
In spite of tips that the Broncos might have his $650,000 contract wrecked after his error, Pangai Jr is still holding out hope of going back to the group this season.
” I believe Im a possibility,” he stated.
” I can ensure Ill do the best thing now and fulfil my potential.”