Alan Quinlan has revealed rugby stars Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding may be “punished” after their behaviour over text messages was made public.
The IRFU and Ulster Rugby are currently deciding whether Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding will return to play professional rugby in Ireland.
Former Munster player, Alan, said he had strict contracts, and if the game is brought into distribute there can be consequences.
Speaking on Newstalk Breakfast this morning, the Ireland player said: “It is a tricky situation, maybe because of the public reaction. The way it has played out in public has been wrong I think.
“That is definitely going to effect the guys going back if they want to play.
“The IRFU said they will have an internal review, which is fully understandable. They have acknowledged that the verdict was not guilty but certainly the question will be asked, were they in breach of contract? Did they bring the game into disrepute?
“There are clauses in any of the contracts I would have had, and I’m sure it is the exact same for anybody signing a contract now, that if you bring the game into disrepute, if you have any sort of breaches of your contract, you can be punished for that. I’m not sure what is going to happen here.”