Sydney Roosters captain Mitchell Pearce has been stood down by his club following the release of a video where he appears to imitate a sex act on a dog.
Pearce’s advances were rejected by a female in the video, before he then picked up the dog whilst sat on the sofa. He was also accused of urinating on himself and the furniture in the flat, by the same woman.
Earlier on during the same day Pearce had posted a photo to his Instagram of he and his teammates embarking on a Sydney Harbour Cruise, following the conclusion of their morning training session. This all happened on Australia Day.
A spokesman for the NRL said “will work with the Roosters to ensure the matter is dealt with appropriately”.
The Sydney Roosters also released a statement, claiming they were to work closely with the the NRL integrity unit.
“The Sydney Roosters are aware of an incident involving Mitchell Pearce.
“The Club has advised the NRL’s Integrity Unit. The Club will conduct an internal investigation and will be making no further comment at this time.”
Expect this story to unravel even more in the coming days.