Sydney Roosters star Michael Jennings has been dropped from Monday’s clash against St George Illawarra following his arrest on Saturday.
According to ABC, Jennings was charged with offensive behaviour and hindering police in western Sydney.
Police said Jennings aggressively approached officers when they tried to speak to a man who allegedly kicked a parking boom gate.
Jennings was then arrested and taken to Parramatta police station where he was then charged with hindering police and offensive behaviour.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson confirmed Jennings would miss the Roosters clash with the Dragons on Monday night.
“We’ll stand him down from playing [on Monday night]; the choices that he made weren’t in line with us playing on Monday night,” Robinson is quoted as saying by ABC.
“The team comes first for us so [that’s what] we’ve decided, and Michael knows that, I think he knew before I even told him that he wouldn’t be playing.”
However, Robinson said the incident should have no bearing over his selection for Origin III following his star performance in NSW’s Game II win over Queensland at the MCG.
“This is an issue because it’s an Origin player who went really well the other night. But I think being stood down from an NRL game and being fined is enough punishment,” Robinson told The Daily Telegraph.
“To be clear, the disagreement with police is an issue. But he wasn’t in the middle of doing anything wrong.
“There wasn’t an incident that caused him to get in trouble. Nothing he was doing was wrong when he got questioned.
“The disagreement on why he was being questioned, it ensued from that. So while there will be speculation on how much further this goes, a one-game suspension is suffice.
“We don’t agree with (what Jennings did) but it’s a pretty small thing. I’m sure Mick will be ready to play game three.”
Last year Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce was forced to miss the entire Origin series following a boozy night out in the weeks leading up to the opening game.