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Penrith Panthers winger Taylan May pleaded not guilty to three domestic violence charges in court yesterday.
NRL player Taylan May on the field at a match.

Penrith Panthers winger Taylan May pleaded not guilty to three domestic violence charges in court on Tuesday.

It’s alleged the 23-year-old punched his wife Jessica May in the face during an altercation on 8 April, and later stalked her.

NRL policy

The NRL has a no-fault stand down policy. This means that any player who has been charged with criminal offences that carry a maximum sentence of 11 years or more is banned from playing.

The Panthers winger has been banned from playing since 23 May.

Taylan May

The Penrith Panthers said in a statement after May’s arrest they would “continue to provide support to all parties involved”.

It has been reported that the Panthers will ask for their team’s salary cap to be amended in order to boost their roster while May is absent.

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