In what many fans were hoping would be a quiet off-season for indiscretions, sadly, it has been anything but with Brisbane Broncos forward TC Robati the latest in trouble.
Robati will face court next month after an alleged sexual assault last Saturday on Christmas Eve.
It is alleged that Robati inappropriately placed his hand on a woman which led to the charge.
The Broncos alerted the NRL Integrity Unit of the incident as Robati is stood down from all club duties pending a full investigation.
“We have accepted TC’s position in standing down from all club activities,” said Broncos CEO Dave Donaghy.
“There is now a legal process in place and that needs to be respected and adhered to.
“We fully acknowledge that this is a serious matter and as a club, we are strongly opposed to any situation that involves the intrusion of personal boundaries with members of the public.
“The Board and I will review the matter further following TC’s court appearance in January.”