A Premier League club have announced that one of their players who was arrested for rape has been given permission to “fulfil their professional commitments”.
Last week it was revealed that a Premier League footballer based in Barnet, north London had been arrested on suspicion of rape.
The player is 29 years of age and the alleged incident took place last month.
The same footballer was later further arrested as he is facing claims relating to a second woman. He has denied these allegations.
He is back training with his club after being released on bail, though he cannot be named for legal reasons.
His club have released a statement in response to their player’s arrest. They have confirmed that the individual has not been suspended:
“We are aware of the allegations which are currently the subject of a police investigation,” the player’s club said in a statement to The Athletic.
“We have confirmed that the player denies the allegations and is on police bail pending the outcome of their enquiries. There have been no charges laid and the player can fulfil his professional commitments including permitted travel.
“We take our commitments and responsibilities seriously and have followed our safeguarding policies and procedures.
“We will keep this matter under close consideration and will review further if circumstances change.”
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