Joel Monaghan: Dog Oral Sex Photo Scandal
Joel Monaghan Faces Sack After Simulated Dog Sex Act Photo Hits Twitter
Canberra Raiders star Joel Monaghan could see his career in ruins after photos from a Mad Monday prank hit the web. Joel Monaghan simulated a sex act with a teammate's dog, and photos of the act were spread via Twitter.
At first, it was alleged that Joel Monaghan was the victim of the prank, but the National Ruby League (NRL) player admitted responsibility for it through his representative: "Joel wants to make it clear that he was the one playing a prank on an absent team mate by simulating the act. [...] It was a moment of abject stupidity brought about by too much drink and a complete lack of any thought process. "
"Fake Wyatt Roy" Spreads Joel Monaghan Dog Photo
While the photos have been circulating for a while, they spread to Twitter via a fake Wyatt Roy Twitter account (Wyatt Roy is a 20-year-old MP from Queensland). The original Joel Monaghan dog photo was deleted from Twitter, but it's too late now: it's all over the web.
Initially, it was suggested to the Herald that Monaghan was the victim of a prank by teammates after passing out while drunk but he later accepted full responsibility for his action in the statement issued through Banaghan. ''Joel can't blame anyone but himself for an act of stupidity that will haunt him for the rest of his life,''
One way or another, Joel Monaghan will face sanctions for his actions. National Rugby League will give Canberra the opportunity to respond first, but disciplinary action, which could include Monaghan getting fired, is definitely forthcoming.
Neither the teammate nor the dog were identified.