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Watch Mitchell Pearce on Kings Cross nighclub CCTV video

Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce could face more charges as police probe an alleged incident near the dance floor of a Kings Cross nightclub.Nine News

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NSW halfback Mitchell Pearce’s immediate playing future is in question after serious allegations surfaced following his arrest outside a Kings Cross nightclub on Sunday morning.

It is understood that a female patron is alleged to have made a complaint against Pearce regarding an incident on the dance floor of popular night spot Beach Haus. Police are investigating what they described as an ‘‘interaction’’ between Pearce and another person near the nightclub dance floor at about 1.30am on Sunday. 

Channel Nine reported a ‘‘visibly distressed’’ young woman had approached police and pointed out Pearce. He was escorted from the club by security and later arrested by police when he allegedly became argumentative and refused to leave the area.

Origin doubt: Incumbent Blues halfback Mitchell Pearce.

Origin doubt: Incumbent Blues halfback Mitchell Pearce. Photo: Getty Images

Fairfax Media broke the news of Pearce’s arrest on Sunday morning. He was taken to Kings Cross Police Station, where he was given an infringement notice for failing to leave a licensed premises.

Pearce was also been banned from Kings Cross for 48 hours. Police had attended the club on Roslyn Street at Potts Point at 1.30am after receiving complaints about a patron. They spoke with Pearce,  who was asked to leave the premises. Police allege the halfback became argumentative with officers outside the club and refused to leave the area.

It is also alleged that Pearce and his NSW Origin and Sydney Roosters teammate Boyd Cordner were asked to leave the Clovelly Hotel at about 10.30pm on Saturday after allegedly becoming aggressive with security staff.

Blues in crisis: Boyd Cordner (pictured) was with Mitchell Pearce at the Clovelly Hotel.

Blues in crisis: Boyd Cordner (pictured) was with Mitchell Pearce at the Clovelly Hotel. Photo: Getty Images

Several other Roosters players were also asked to leave as a result and it is understood Pearce and Cordner have been told they are not welcome to return.

Kings Cross police are reviewing CCTV footage and seeking witnesses to the later nightclub incident involving Pearce. ‘‘At this stage,  they’ve just alleged to police an interaction that’s occurred between two people,’’ Inspector Craig Lowery said. ‘‘Someone who has witnessed the offence has alerted police to what’s happened.’’

He would not say whether the ‘‘interaction’’ was with a woman but he did confirm Pearce was not in a fight. ‘‘... At this stage it’s too early in the investigation to determine what’s happened,’’ Lowery said.

Mitchell Pearce led away by police.

Mitchell Pearce led away by police. Photo: Supplied

The Roosters released a statement saying they were aware of the incident and that the NRL’s Integrity Unit had been notified.

‘‘The Sydney Roosters have been made aware that Mitchell Pearce was issued with an infringement notice for failure to quit a licensed premises overnight,’’ the statement read. ‘‘The infringement notice was issued and the fine paid. The Roosters have advised the NRL’s Integrity Unit. From here, the club will address the matter internally and will be making no further comment.’’

The often maligned Pearce has been an Origin mainstay, playing the Blues’ past 11 games. His father, Wayne, had a distinguished rugby league career, representing Australia and NSW. Wayne is also a board member on the Australian Rugby League Commission.

Adam Reynolds could take Pearce’s Origin spot.

Adam Reynolds could take Pearce’s Origin spot. Photo: Getty Images

Mitchell, who made his debut with the Roosters in 2007, turned 25 last month and was considered a certainty for NSW ahead of their opening State of Origin match this month. He was a leading player in the Roosters’ premiership success last season and starred for the side in their 30-6 win against the Wests Tigers on Friday night.

South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds is the likely candidate to replace Pearce in the NSW team for the series opener on May 28 if Pearce is ruled out.

Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire told Channel 7 he was confident Reynolds could handle the intensity of the Origin arena.

‘‘I guess you’ll never find out until you actually get that opportunity, so Reyno’s obviously ticked a lot of boxes along the way to where he is now and I’m sure if he got his opportunity he’d definitely take it,’’ he said. ‘‘I think he’s starting to run the ball a bit more and everyone’s probably suggested he needs to do it a bit more, but he does what’s required for us as a team and he’s starting to get the ball in his hands and put more plays on.’’ 

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