Embattled Brisbane Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has engaged lawyers over a series of vicious rumours circulating on social media in the past 24 hours.
The rumours make damaging claims about Seibold’s private life and wrongly suggest that major media outlets are preparing to publish the details.
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Seibold’s lawyer Dave Garratt said in a statement on Tuesday night:
“This statement is to address the allegations which have been recently made in relation to Brisbane Broncos Coach, Anthony Seibold in the last twenty-four hours.
“Due to the allegations which have circulated online and in other forums, Mr. Seibold has engaged Dave Garratt of Howden Saggers Lawyers to act on his behalf. At the appropriate time, this matter will be reported to the Queensland Police Service and other appropriate authorities for their consideration.
“Given the nature of these matters both personal and legal, no further comment will be made until such time as it has been considered by the Queensland Police Service and other appropriate authorities.”
Seibold has taken time off from coaching the Broncos during a disastrous season to deal with some family issues. The once all-powerful Brisbane club was thrown into a new round of chaos on Tuesday when it was revealed star forward Tevita Pangai Jr’s $650,000 contract had been torn up after he breached Covid rules by attending the opening of a barber shop owned by members of the Mongols bikie gang.