The man who captured Todd Carney's lewd act in a hotel bathroom says the urine never actually went into Carney's mouth.
Mick Robinson said after he had snapped the picture at the Northies nightspot, he sent the photo to his brother. He said his brother then lost his phone while at the races.
The photo made the rounds on social media on Saturday, and has since caused the Sharks to sack Carney and the NRL to potentially ban him for life.
Robinson said the photo wasn't planned.
"I've gone into the toilet, seen Todd there, asked me if I had ever heard of the fountain," Robinson told Channel 9.
"He's gone to do it, he obviously didn't know I had my phone there, and I've snapped a photo of him.
"The urine actually never went into his mouth."