James Tedesco steps out in an unflattering T-shirt with his glamorous girlfriend

James Tedesco steps out with his girlfriend in a VERY unflattering T-shirt after being fined for ‘drunken behavior’ on a night out where he was accused of yelling ‘Squid Game’ at a Vietnamese Aussie

  • NRL star James Tedesco was spotted in Double Bay with girlfriend Maria Glinellis
  • Couple got out after Tedesco fined $10,000 for drunken public behavior
  • NRL Investigation by the Integrity Unit has revealed no allegations of racist behavior
  • Tedesco was accused of making racist statements against a woman outside a Bondi pub










Footy superstar James Tedesco turned heads after he stepped out with his glamorous girlfriend Maria Glinellis in Sydney’s chic suburb of Double Bay.

It comes after the Sydney Roosters fullback was fined $10,000 by the NRL on Nov. 12 after a night out in October where he was accused of yelling ‘Squid Games’ at a woman of Vietnamese descent.

The skipper of the Tricolors is said to have called the reference to the popular South Korean Netflix series in Tiffany Trinh, 20, outside Bondi’s Beach Road Hotel.

That led to an investigation by the NRL Integrity Unit, which revealed no allegations of racist behaviour.

Tedesco was instead fined heavily for drunken public behavior and “discrediting the game.”

NRL superstar James Tedesco with his partner Maria Glinellis in Sydney’s chic suburb of Double Bay

After making a name for himself with the Wests Tigers, Tedesco (pictured right) became an elite NRL player when he joined the Sydney Roosters in 2018

After making a name for himself with the Wests Tigers, Tedesco (pictured right) became an elite NRL player when he joined the Sydney Roosters in 2018

Defending its star player after a recent accusation of racism, The Roosters claimed that Tedesco had discussed the popular Korean TV show Squid Games within earshot of Tiffany Trinh outside a Bondi pub

Defending its star player after a recent accusation of racism, The Roosters claimed that Tedesco had discussed the popular Korean TV show Squid Games within earshot of Tiffany Trinh outside a Bondi pub

Ms Trinh previously said she was waiting for a ride home with a friend when she was approached by Tedesco and a group of friends.

“It was a group of about ten footy guys, and I was quite intimidated,” she told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“A 20-year-old little girl waiting for a ride home and you’ve got a bunch of guys coming up to you and laughing at you for being Asian.”

Ms Trinh later told her family, while her furious sister Katherine posted an open letter to the NRL star on Instagram.

‘You don’t know me or my family. But last night you felt compelled to say ‘squid game’ to my sister as you walked past her off Beach Road in Bondi,” Katherine claimed at the time.

“She was shocked and at the time she was too embarrassed to say anything because you were with a group of footy players. However, her friend called you on it and you replied, “Do you know who I am?”

Ms Trinh’s sister called Tedesco justified and said he should be held accountable for his behavior.

The damning message on social media prompted the Roosters to launch their own investigation into the case.

The club was quick to defend its star player, claiming that Tedesco had discussed the popular Korean TV show with friends within earshot of Ms Trinh, rather than yelling at her specifically.

“After we heard the Instagram post, we investigated the matter thoroughly,” Roosters CEO Joe Kelly said.

“There was absolutely no interaction between James Tedesco with this group of people. We categorically deny that anything untoward happened.”

Ms Trinh later told her family about Tedesco's alleged racist remarks, prompting her irate sister Katherine to post an open letter on Instagram

Ms Trinh later told her family about Tedesco’s alleged racist remarks, prompting her irate sister Katherine to post an open letter on Instagram

The NRL Integrity Unit was unable to substantiate a claim.  Roosters captain James Tedesco made a racist comment but fined him $10,000 for drunken behavior (pictured, Tedesco with partner Maria Glinellis)

The NRL Integrity Unit was unable to substantiate a claim. Roosters captain James Tedesco made a racist comment but fined him $10,000 for drunken behavior (pictured, Tedesco with partner Maria Glinellis)

On Nov. 12, the NRL’s integrity unit proposed that the 28-year-old pay a $10,000 fine and attend education and training programs after the alleged incident.

The infringement report made no reference to the alleged racist comment, but instead claimed that Tedesco “behaved in a drunken and disorderly manner and also discredited the game”.

“The particulars of the breach notice are that Tedesco has allegedly engaged in intoxicated and disorderly conduct directed at members of the public, which resulted in insult,” the NRL’s statement said.

Tedesco won back-to-back premierships with the Roosters in 2018 and 2019 and also took home the coveted Dally M Medal two years ago.

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