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South Sydney Rabbitohs star Cody Walker reports blackmailing over fight video

The South Sydney playmaker has told police he received a call this weekend from someone threatening to make footage of him public if he did not pay $20,000.

South Sydney rugby league star Cody Walker claims he is being blackmailed over video footage of him in a fight last year.

Key points:
  • Cody Walker will discuss the incident with the NRL integrity unit today
  • The vision reportedly shows him in a fight with one other man
  • Police say Walker was told to pay $20,000 or the video would be released

The Rabbitohs five-eighth told NSW Police someone demanded he pay $20,000 or they would make the video public.

The fight is believed to be between him and one other man in October last year.

The Rabbitohs said Walker had never been the subject of a police enquiry regarding the fight, which took place in northern NSW.

In a statement, the club also said they had already been aware of the incident.

Last night, Nine News reported the damaging footage showed Walker kicking a man, who was standing, in the chest.

Walker, 30, will now speak to the NRL integrity unit about the fight.

"The Rabbitohs will be making no further comment on this matter at this stage as it is part of an ongoing police enquiry instigated by Cody Walker himself," a club statement said.

NSW Police told the ABC threats were made to Walker over the phone on Saturday May 16.

The matter was then reported to police yesterday afternoon and South Sydney Area Police command were investigating.

Walker made headlines last year after he began a boycott of the national anthem at the Indigenous All Stars Match, which other players later joined.

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