In the aftermath of Penrith carrying on like cock-a-hoops and dragging an unsuspecting Joe Tapine into the midst of one of their try celebrations, Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner told his Panthers counterpart he'd thank him come the end of the season.
Thank him after Furner publicly called out the Penrith players for their arrogance.
While the Panthers have since come away with the NRL premiership - which they've been celebrating with a broken Provan-Summons Trophy - the jury's still out on whether they've reined in their arrogance.
One player certainly still needs to swallow a humble pill or 20. And that'd be Tyrone May.
While celebrating the aforementioned premiership - where he played 13 minutes of the grand final off the bench - May took to Instagram to portray himself as a victim who had been reborn like a phoenix out of the ashes of adversity.
"And the dirt they threw on my name turned to soil and I grew up out of it," his since deleted Instagram post said.
"Time for y'all to figure out what y'all gon' do about it. Love my brothers."
To give some sense of what he was gibbering about - apart from simply quoting some Drake lyrics - he accompanied it with a picture of himself leaving court.
A court where he pled guilty to four counts of intentionally recording an intimate image without consent.
So not once but four times May filmed himself having sex with a woman without her knowing. With two different women. Charming.
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Normally "dirt" is associated with someone spreading unfounded rumours about you. Not when you plead guilty in a court of law.
A court of law where you only narrowly avoided jail time, instead getting 300 hours of community service during a three year community corrections order.
Magistrate Robyn Denes wasn't impressed with May's attitude either when she handed down that sentence.
The NRL also stood him down for the entire 2019 season after he was arrested in the lead-up to round one.
"I've seen no remorse from the defendant. This is more a situation he's found himself in, rather than him being remorseful," Denes said in sentencing.
"I don't have evidence of genuine contrition and remorse. A text message to the victim the next day [after the videos emerged] is not remorse.
"Especially a text which read 'Oh f---, sorry. I hope you are OK. I will try to keep you in the loop from my end. Thank you for being such a legend.'
"It's a serious offence, maximum three years' imprisonment. It's actually about violence against women, that women are playthings.
"It's reprehensible. Mr May's conduct in filming it without consent is not just morally reprehensible, it's criminal."
That's a fair bit of "dirt" the judge shovelled out for May to "grow out of" alright.
It shows while May might have moved on from his narrow escape from jail, he certainly didn't learn anything from it.
Posting what he did on Instagram was at best a shocking lack of judgement.
But it was also another slap in the face of the women who were clearly the real victims.
May was at the centre of that push and shove that erupted after Panthers winger Stephen Crichton dragged Tapine into their try celebration - until, as Raiders coach Ricky Stuart pointed out, he ran away when Jack Wighton stepped in to calm things down.
I was in court when the Raiders star was given a suspended jail sentence for assault in 2018 - he was a picture of genuine humility and remorse. And he's been that way ever since.
May could do worse than to take a leaf out of Wighton's book.