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Jarryd Hayne In Awkward Phone Porn Moment At School Talk

It is believed the images reached his phone via an open network.

07/11/2016 2:03 PM AEDT | Updated 07/11/2016 4:37 PM AEDT
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Oh, dear.

Jarryd Hayne has been involved in an embarrassing incident at a Gold Coast School where he was giving a talk on cyber awareness, when pornographic images from his phone were briefly shown to the approximately 200 students in attendance -- some as young as 13.

The images were on display for several seconds before the phone was switched off.

The seminar had previously taken places at other schools without incident when Hayne was not in attendance. It is believed on this occasion that the images were not from Hayne's phone, but possibly from the phone of a school student who was using the same Wi-Fi as Hayne.

Fairfax Media reports that Norton Security, on whose behalf Hayne was presenting the talk, said the images had come from another device that had entered the network.

"It's unfortunate and all I can say (is) it definitely was not Jarryd's device," Hayne's co-host from Norton, Nick Savvides, said.

"Connecting to open networks, people can see what you're doing and in this case, inject unwanted materials."

Explanations aside, it's still an unfortunate look for the NRL star trying to rebuild his image as a clean cut sportsman after ending up at a party with a bikie gang enforcer.

When Hayne left the NRL in 2014 to pursue his dream in America's NFL, he soon became one of Australia's most admired athletes and people, celebrated by many for his desire to pursue a seemingly impossible dream. His strict adherence to his Christian faith helped people feel comfortable taking a seat upon the enthralling journey that was the Hayne plane.

But a series of moments since then have made him less palatable to some, including his association with Chris "Don't Blush Baby" Gayle.

The school principal of Robina High school and Norton Security have apologised to students.

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