Shocking video shows Brisbane Broncos star Payne Haas in alleged drunken fight with teammate Albert Kelly – with clash referred to the NRL Integrity Unit
- Brisbane Broncos teammates allegedly involved in drunken brawl
- Payne Haas reportedly called Albert Kelly a ‘f***ing c**t’ before hitting him
- Haas has twice fallen foul of NRL Integrity Unit in the past two seasons
- Broncos have been made aware of the video and have informed NRL
- Six months ago Broncos prop Tom Flegler punched teammate Jordan Riki
NewsCorp outlets reported on Sunday that the Broncos were investigating the incident, which was described as a ‘alcohol-fuelled altercation’.
In the footage of the incident obtained by NewsCorp Haas can be heard calling Kelly a ‘f***ing c***’, before connecting with his teammate with his left fist.
Broncos star Payne Haas allegedly hit teammate Albert Kelly during a drunken brawl
The altercation allegedly stemmed from Kelly stepping on Haas’ foot, before asking his teammate: ‘Why would I step on your shoes?’
Brisbane have reportedly been made aware of the video and referred the matter to the NRL Integrity Unit.
According to the Courier Mail, the fight occurred after Brisbane beat the Bulldogs 16-10 in Sydney in Round of the NRL season on March 20.
News of the altercation comes at a very delicate moment for the Red Hill club, who have been in dismal form ever since their win against Canterbury.
Video of the brawl shows Haas (left) hitting his Brisbane Broncos teammate Kelly
Haas has twice fallen foul of the NRL Integrity Unit in the past two seasons
The Broncos were on the receiving end of a 38-12 shellacking by the Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium last week and lost 20-6 to the Warriors on Saturday.
The incident could be very costly for Haas, who has already been suspended twice by the NRL Integrity Unit for his role in drunken off-field incidents.
The New South Wales star was suspended for four games in 2020 and fined $20,000 by the Broncos after he failed to cooperate fully with the NRL Integrity Unit in an investigation regarding an off-field incident involving family members.
The incident allegedly took place after the Broncos beat the Bulldogs 16-10 in Round 2 (above)
The Broncos have lost their last two games and were beaten 20-6 by the Warriors in Round 4
He was was handed a two-year good behaviour bond over the incident, but was fined $50,000 by the NRL and handed a three-match suspension as further punishment for intimidating a police officer.
On Saturday, it emerged the Broncos were willing to make Haas. the first prop in NRL history to earn $1million a season.
According to the Courier Mail, leaked documents have reportedly revealed that the New South Wales and Australia star would be paid $1.05million plus a $25,000 car lease for each of the last three years of the six-year deal.
The alleged brawl between Haas and Payne comes just six months after prop Tom Flegler punched Jordan Riki at a boozy meeting at the end of last season.