Roosters stand down Pearce

The Sydney Roosters have stood down skipper Mitchell Pearce after he was filmed simulating a lewd act with a dog during drunken Australia Day celebrations.

“The Club wishes to advise that Mitchell Pearce has been stood down from all training commitments until the club concludes its internal investigation,” the statement said.

“The Club continues to work closely with the NRL Integrity Unit and will be making no further comment at this time.”

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