Nathan Cleary had the image of a responsible, level-headed, mature-beyond-his-years bloke with his feet on the ground.
He’s comprehensively trashed that image by covering up & lying about his actions.
He would have been much better off admitting the whole thing straight up and copping it on the chin. Now, he’s probably got a harsher penalty, let the whole club down, and trashed his reputation into the bargain.
Ben Hogan - one of the greatest golfers of all time - once said “Your name is the most important thing you own. Don’t ever do anything to disgrace or cheapen it.”
First, Ivan Cleary walked out of his contract with the Tigers. Now his son has been exposed as untrustworthy & a liar.
Right now, the Cleary family name isn’t looking too flash.