Bulldogs player accused of having sex with a schoolgirl wants to become a teacher when he quits football
The Bulldogs player who’s in the bag for allegedly having sex with a girl he met during a club visit to her school wants to become a teacher when he’s finished playing football.
Jayden Okunbor was fired after it was announced that he had taken a 17-year-old schoolgirl to his team hotel in Port Macquarie on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.
“I enjoy working one-on-one with children and building personal relationships and friendships,” he said just three months ago.
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NRL star Jayden Okunbor exchanged flirtatious messages with a 17-year-old girl he met at her Port Macquarie school while visiting the Bulldogs, before taking her back to the team hotel. He wants to become a teacher when he’s finished playing football
“I enjoy working with children one-on-one and building personal relationships and friendships,” Okunbor wrote in a piece for the Athletesvoice website. “I don’t just want to be authoritarian and always tell children what to do. I want to have fun with it ‘
Pictured: A Snapchat image Okunbor reportedly sent to the girl he met while visiting a promotion team at her school in Port Macquarie. Okunbur wants to become a teacher one day
Okunbor wrote a piece for the Athlete voice last December website describing his plans for life after the NRL.
The 23-year-old revealed that while playing football under the age of 20 he had worked as a teacher’s assistant in school and was keen to give back to the community.
“I’m a bit reluctant to jump into uni now,” Okunbur wrote.
“I’m not sure I can take up the challenge at this point in my life with everything else I do, but one form of teaching is a career that I love after footy.
“I don’t just want to be authoritarian and always tell children what to do. I want to have fun with it. ‘
Okunbur wrote that he had already worked with special needs children in schools and found it “really satisfying”.
Winger and teammate Corey Harawira-Naera, 24, was dropped from the NRL after taking teens to their team hotel in February.
Okunbor met a schoolgirl during a promotional visit to Newman Senior Technical College prior to a trial run with Canberra.
Corey Harawira-Naera, 24, invited another girl back to the Bulldogs team hotel after meeting her while working her casual job
Harawira-Naera invited another 17-year-old girl to the hotel after meeting her while working in her loose job.
The teenagers were not minors and there is no criminal investigation into the matter. There is no suggestion that Okunbor or Harawira-Naera did anything illegal.
A photo the teenage girl who went to Okunbor’s room took with Bulldogs players during their promotion visit to her school
In Okunbor’s Athletesvoice play, he described an after-season club trip to visit a school in Papua New Guinea, where all students supported the Bulldogs.
The classrooms of the Nehemiah Christian School in Kavieng, the capital of New Ireland province, were all painted in the blue and white colors of the Bulldogs, and the children wore blue and white uniforms.
Okunbor wrote that he was treated as a celebrity from his arrival in Port Moresby. The traveling Bulldogs helped build a community house in Kavieng.
“In Australia I think you get a lot of criticism and sometimes it’s hard to deal with it,” he wrote of an NRL player.
“They make you feel good about what you’ve done, like you’re the best on earth.”
Fox Sports presenter Yvonne Sampson was among those who beat Okunbor and Harawira-Naera.
Fox Sports presenter Yvonne Sampson has thrown the Bulldogs players at the center of a schoolgirl sex scandal
Sampson has called the incident “a moral issue,” saying the legality of the players’ actions did not matter.
“They’ve let themselves down, it’s really disappointing,” she said in Sky Radio’s Big Sports Breakfast program.
Many people have said that the girls were of consensual age, and it is not a police matter. But you have to say that it is a moral issue.
“Just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should.”
Sampson said the Bulldogs players should have known better than what they did based on their role in the community as prominent athletes.
“Often these are people who are at risk, they do heavy and idol sports and need a lift,” she said.
“That’s why athletes are invited to come in and do, and that’s the privilege of being a top athlete.
“Never use that access. It is an abuse of power. ‘
Bulldogs star Jayden Okunbor reportedly asked a schoolgirl for naked photos on Snapchat
A photo of Okunbor’s bare chest and neck that he sent to the girl read: “show tits tho”
Reports between Okunbor and the girl he invited to his room leaked last Wednesday.
Okunbor asked the teenager “what are we doing tonight?” in an Instagram post after visiting the school.
The 17-year-old asked if he “had a good stem” and replied, “Yes, look closely, what are we doing tonight?”
The girl replied “you,” followed by a winking emoji. Okunbor then replied “okay, okay” and asked if she had been in school.
She sent him a photo of her pose with him with the caption “sure”, and Okunbor replied “okay” with three beloved emojis.
The girl bragged about going to the player’s hotel on her since deleted Instagram account.
“* Invited to go back to bulldogs’ hotel room * fine if you have to,” she wrote.
One of her friends said, “Lucky b *** h.”
Family restaurant chain Rashays tore a $ 2 million sponsorship deal when the scandal broke out.
MPA – the construction contract service company that sponsored coach Dean Pay and his staff – also ended the deal.
Corey Harawira-Naera has declined from playing or training with the Bulldogs
Okunbor asked one of the girls “what are we doing tonight?” in an Instagram post after meeting her that day while visiting her school. She replied ‘you’
MPA’s decision came amid allegations that Okunbor had asked the teen who came to his room to send him nude photos of himself on the Port Macquarie trip.
Snapchat screenshots show Okunbor bare-chested and ask the girl for nude photos, captioned ‘Show tits tho’.
Another photo showed his face with the caption ‘Dat ass Ahahah’.
A third screenshot showed Okunbor’s face with the caption, “Oh word. I f ** k with that, ‘with heart-eye emojis.
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg warned that severe penalties would be imposed if all allegations were proven, and described the players’ alleged behavior as “completely unacceptable.”
“Playing a role in the first grade is being a role model,” he said. Respect for women is a fundamental aspect of our training, from beginners to elite players.
“That’s why we took immediate action to temporarily suspend both players who were allegedly involved in the investigated cases.
“Rest assured, if these breaches continue, players will face significant sanctions that both meet community expectations and send a message to every player in our game.”
Okunbor and Harawira-Naera will not train or play with the Bulldogs until the investigation is completed.
23-year-old Jayden Okunbor was pulled out and is likely to be fired from his club and deregistered by the NRL after allegedly having sex with a schoolgirl on an outing