Cowboys player Scott Bolton has released a statement following an alleged assault in Sydney over the weekend.
Bolton was arrested Sunday morning and charged with indecent assault after the alleged incident at a bar in Bondi on Saturday night.
"I understand that our members, partners and fans would like me to talk about the allegation that has been made against me," the 30-year-old said in a statement on Tuesday.
"However, since this is a matter that involves the police and the NRL integrity unit, I am unable to make any comments about the incident right now.
"What I can say is that I am taking the matter very seriously and cooperating fully with both the police and the NRL integrity unit.
"I have been approved to play by the NRL and the club during the investigation and so will work with the coach and our football department to decide whether I will play this week or not.
"I would ask that you respect the privacy of my wife and my family, who are supporting me through this difficult time."
Bolton has been released on conditional bail and will front court later this month.