Sydney Roosters playmaker Mitchell Pearce has again landed himself in trouble, this time while on an alcohol-fuelled Australia Day bender.
An intoxicated Pearce can be seen in a video shown by the Nine Network’s A Current Affair forcing an unwanted kiss on a female, who rejects his advances and clearly states “I am a lesbian,” before he kisses her.
Pearce then turned his attention to the woman’s dog, announcing: “I’ll f*** that dog, I don’t give a f***, I don’t have a sexuality.”
Pearce, who was shirtless, but wearing shorts is then seen to simulate sex with the woman’s dog.
The woman tells him to stop but Pearce continues to simulate sex with the animal before the woman takes the dog away and tells him to leave.
Pearce again states what he would like to do to the animal.
“I want to f*** your dog, I don’t even care anymore.”
The woman then suggests Pearce had also urinated on her couch.
This is not the first time Pearce has found himself in trouble because of his issues with alcohol.
In 2014, he was fined $20,000 by the Roosters after a nightclub incident in Kings Cross where a female patron complained about his advances.
Pearce was then asked to leave the venue by bouncers before a brief police investigation ensued.
After that incident, he went on a self-imposed alcohol ban.
The latest episode casts a shadow over his footballing future, especially in the wake of Todd Carney’s banishment from the NRL for an alcohol-fuelled incident in 2014 at a Cronulla night spot.
The Roosters and National Rugby League both issued subsequent statements on Wednesday evening.
The Roosters announced they would conduct an internal investigation while the NRL awaited a report from the Roosters into the incident.
“The Integrity Unit will work with the Roosters to ensure the matter is dealt with appropriately,” read the NRL statement.