NRL goes into damage control as police investigate incident.
The St George Illawarra Dragons have stood down Craig Garvey after he was named as the player involved with an alleged bar fight on Wednesday night.
Garvey is accused of punching Christopher Allen “multiple times” while the two men were on the dancefloor at the Hotel Illawarra pub.
Allen needed medical treatment for his injuries and was awaiting for tests to determine if he has a fractured eye socket.
Allan and his friend James Stimson said they had been on the dancefloor about half an hour when a man acting aggressively approached them, however, Illawarra Police are yet to lay charges in the matter
“The St George-Illawarra Dragons have this afternoon determined to stand-down Craig Garvey from all club activities for breaching the club’s code of conduct following an internal investigation in relation to an incident in Wollongong on Thursday,” a Dragons’ statement read.
“Craig informed the club this morning of his involvement in an incident at the Hotel Illawarra.
“The incident is subject to a police investigation, no formal charges have been laid at this point in time and as such, the club is not in a position to provide any further details.
“The NRL Integrity Unit has been informed.”
Reports suggest Garvey allegedly first pressed his head against Allan’s before punching him multiple times in the face.
“I don’t put my hands on someone else for no reason and I expect the same thing from other people,” Allan said.
“I was having a good night up until that point and I’ve been dealing with it ever since, not to mention the pain I’m in. It doesn’t tickle.”