Jarryd Hayne Left Red Faced In school pornography gaffe
NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne has been caught in an embarrassing pornography gaffe while presenting an online safety talk at a Gold Coast high school.
Hayne's online browsing history was being shown on a screen at the school, featuring mostly sports images, when a pornographic website was displayed on the screen to the 200-plus students in attendance at Robina State High School.
Norton Security, on whose behalf Hayne was presenting the talk, said afterwards 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."
Hayne was shocked by the appearance of the images, which remained on the screen for a number of seconds and included lewd acts and a topless woman.
"It was (awkward)," he said
"I shut my phone straight away so that way I was logged off.
It's not believed Hayne was due to give any further talks at other schools.
The demo has been shown before at a number of talks elsewhere without Hayne and Mr Savvides claimed such an issue had not arisen before.
He also said they would be unable to ascertain exactly whose device the website had come from.