Panthers star set to have lucrative contract ripped up over string of off-field incidents


Penrith are set to terminate the contract of fallen star Taylan May, who has been stood down indefinitely by the NRL as he prepares to face court on domestic violence charges.

The centre has been issued with a show-cause notice relating to a string of contract breaches unreleated to his current criminal case during his tenure at the Panthers, according to a NewsCorp report.

He will not play again this year due to his court case – he will next face court in March. May was recently told the criminal charges he is facing would fall under the game’s no-fault stand-down policy – meaning he cannot play again until his court case is finalised.

The 22-year-old was arrested after he allegedly punched his wife in the face during an argument on April 8.

The centre recently signed a two-year extension at Penrith worth close to $1.5 million for 2025 and 2026. That deal now hangs in the balance.

He has previously been in strife for assaulting a fan after the 2021 Grand Final and for posting video on social media from the inside of a car speeding through a residential zone in Sydney.

May has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of stalking or intimidating another person with the intention of causing them to fear physical or mental harm.

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