The NRL has been rocked by explosive allegations that a player paid off an ex-girlfriend to have an abortion.
Penrith Panthers star Bryce Cartwright is at the centre of the scandal, just days into the start of the 2017 season with rumors emerging that he paid a woman $50,000 to terminate the pregnancy.
The woman laying the claims is an occasional employee of Channel Seven and agreed to speak to 7 News under the condition of anonymity.
“He was very persistent of not being involved he just said ‘no, like I don’t want to be apart of this’,” she said, showing text messages from Cartwright to support her claims.
“He didn’t have a heart so he said look, this is where I’m coming from you want to keep the baby keep it but cut me out.”
The messages read: “You do realise there is no way I’ll be at the birth” and…