I am not making this up -- Australian rugby player Joel Monaghan is facing dismissal from the National Rugby League after a photo surfaced of him allowing a dog to perform oral sex on him.
Disgraced Canberra Raider Joel Monaghan is clinging to his NRL career after a photograph of him in a lewd act with a dog emerged publicly yesterday. The Raiders board will consider tearing up Monaghan's contract when it meets next week.
ACT Policing and NRL have started investigations into the incident and the RSPCA has written to ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope about what it described as behaviour which ''violated the human/animal bond''.
That is not a bond one wants to violate. Monaghan was drunk when the "incident" occurred and he said he did it to play a prank on a teammate who owns the dog, a lab. Normally, such a prank would have involved the dog and the teammate, not the dog and yourself. This all happened on "Mad Monday," an Aussie rugby tradition where players get roaring drunk after the last game of the season in late September.
The story exploded once photos were posted on Twitter. Deadspin has more details and a link to the actual photo, if you are one into seeing dog-on-man action. Monaghan has profusely apologized via his agent, who uttered a quote that was never more true:
He's going to have to live with it for the rest of his life.