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Club Of Premier League Player Accused Of Rape Won't Be Suspending Him

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Club Of Premier League Player Accused Of Rape Won't Be Suspending Him

The unnamed Premier League player accused of rape will not be suspended by his club, despite the fact they know about the accusations.

Earlier this month, the Premier League was once again rocked by allegations of rape against a player, who was said to be 'internationally renowned,' and expected to go to the World Cup later this year.

The player was arrested in north London and taken into custody, and later there were two new allegations, by different women, against the same player.

Police confirmed a man was arrested in Barnet on suspicion of rape (Image: Alamy)
Police confirmed a man was arrested in Barnet on suspicion of rape (Image: Alamy)
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And now it's come to light that they have no plans on suspending him from playing for them, as he continues to be part of a police investigation.

According to the Athletic, the club said it "confirmed that the player denies the allegations and is on police bail pending the outcome of their enquiries."

The club's statement also confirmed their stance on allowing the player to continue playing, adding, "There have been no charges laid and the player can fulfil his professional commitments including permitted travel.

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"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."

The unnamed player is now being investigated over three rape allegations (Image: Alamy)
The unnamed player is now being investigated over three rape allegations (Image: Alamy)

Earlier this year, Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of rape, assault and making threats to kill, before being released on bail.

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The England international has had his bail extended, after it was initially due to expire in April, and he remains suspended by the club.

Greenwood has not played or trained for the team since he was initially arrested back in January and there is currently no way back to the team for him.

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy is also on bail, after being accused of seven counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

He also remains on suspension by the Premier League champions and had previously been held in HMP Altcourse before his bail.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Premier League

Topics: Premier League

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