Collingwood star Jordan De Goey has reportedly been arrested and spent a night in police custody over a New York nightclub incident.
Jordan De Goey has reportedly been arrested and spent a night in police custody after being charged with assault.
Reports from New York overnight claim the high profile footballer has been charged with forcible touching and assault.
The Collingwood Football Club released a brief statement on Sunday morning, declaring the club is yet to speak to the footballer.
“Collingwood is aware of a report involving Jordan De Goey. The club is attempting to contact Jordan, who is in the USA, to determine the facts of the matter,” the club’s statement claimed.
“The club will not be in a position to comment further until it has done so.”
The Collingwood star is alleged to have been involved in a late night New York nightclub incident where he was “kicked into a holding cell”, New York Daily News first reported.
The report claims police have released a statement to allege the 25-year-old was partying at the PHD Rooftop Lounge at the Dream Hotel at 2am local time on Saturday.
The police statement alleges De Goey and a friend Luke Dyson approached a 35-year-old woman on the dancefloor where they are alleged to have groped her.
The Australian pair are alleged to have become involved in a physical altercation with a 37-year-old man, who is a friend of the woman involved, according to the New York Daily News report.
The man was reportedly left with split lip after Dyson allegedly struck him with a glass bottle.
De Goey and Dyson were reportedly arrested after the woman called police through the 911 emergency services hotline.
The Collingwood star has been in America as part of a special pre-season training program.
According to Channel 7 reporter Mitch Cleary, Collingwood had not aware of the incident earlier on Sunday morning.
The AFL has been contacted for comment.