Sydney-based model Taylah Cannon, who was Miss World Australia in 2018, has unfollowed her NRL star boyfriend Jai Arrow on social media after he was sprung with a woman in his hotel room.
Arrow was kicked out of Queensland’s Origin camp on Thursday after breaching the NRL’s COVID-19 rules by bringing the woman back to the team’s Gold Coast hotel.
The NRL slapped him with a $35,000 fine and two-game suspension. The 25-year-old is now undergoing 14 days of isolation before he can be considered for an NRL return with South Sydney.
It also appears his relationship with Cannon is in tatters after she decided to unfollow him on Instagram. They were reportedly photographed together in the dressing sheds after the Maroons’ loss to NSW in Origin I on June 9.
Arrow apologised for his mistake in a statement on Thursday evening but didn’t mention Cannon directly.
“I know I have let a lot of people down, including my teammates, coaching staff and fans right across the rugby league community,” Arrow said.
“For this I am truly sorry. I have fully cooperated with the NRL integrity unit, and I understand the scrutiny and criticism coming my way.”
Arrow told the NRL integrity unit he had no physical contact with the woman during her visit to the Sheraton Grand Mirage hotel room on the Gold Coast on Tuesday night.
He referred to the woman as “a dancer” and smuggled her into the hotel by deliberately avoiding team security, according to the SMH.
NRL boss Andrew Abdo slammed Arrow and warned that players who were repeat offenders breaching biosecurity protocols would be banned for the rest of the season.
“In our view this is a clear breach of our biosecurity protocols, Jai has been placed into isolation from the squad and will return home to Sydney,’’ Abdo said on Thursday.
“There are no excuses for breaching the protocols, they are our licence to continue playing – players have to comply, or we will all face the consequences.
“I want to be very clear, any material deliberate repeat offence by a player will result in us removing that player from the approved bubble roster.
“I’d like to thank Queensland Health for their ongoing assistance in managing the situation and ensuring community health and safety.”