Melbourne Storm video, white powder, partying, Cameron Munster, Brandon Smith

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Rugby league legend Mark Geyer has urged the Melbourne “boofheads” caught in a suspect video this week to come clean and speak publicly in an effort to turn attention back on the NRL grand final.

Footage emerged yesterday allegedly showing Storm players in a room where there was a white substance on a table. The players have since been identified as Cameron Munster and Brandon Smith.

The news broke only hours before Tom Trbojevic was crowned the Dally M Medallist on Monday, and now the story threatens to hijack the lead-up to Penrith and South Sydney’s grand final on Sunday.

The video also surfaced only 24 hours after Warriors teen Reece Walsh admitted to being caught with cocaine by Queensland Police on Saturday night.

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The NRL integrity unit is now investigating both incidents. The Storm released a brief statement but the players in question are yet to speak publicly.

“It pisses me off, in the biggest and best week on our NRL calendar that all we’re talking about some hijinks off the field,” Geyer told Triple M’s Rush Hour.

“With Walsh, he fell on his sword. Now the rehabilitation and education can start its process. He’s a kid, I’m not sticking up for him in any way… but the fact he came out publicly and owned it is a way to start the healing already.

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“As for the other two boofheads, it’s very un-Storm like. It’s very un-Storm like to be in this situation.

“They pride themselves on being really covert, and they don’t usually let things like this slip out.

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“I don’t care what players do in their down time. But how stupid to let someone in your inner sanctum… have a camera out. Like come on.

“Every phone, as we always talk about, is a loaded gun. And no matter what we find out about what these substances were, the fact we’re all talking about it when we should have been talking about the Dally M last night, we’re talking about it today when we should be pumping up the grand final week, is so selfish.

“They’ve let themselves, their fans, and their club down. As soon as they make a statement, like Reece Walsh, the quicker we can move on and start healing.”

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