Origin hopeful hit with Kings Cross arrest

THE Sydney Roosters have issued a statement after halfback Mitchell Pearce was arrested outside a nightclub in Kings Cross on Saturday morning.

Pearce (pictured), who played a key role in the Roosters' 30-6 win over the Tigers on Friday night, was arrested after police were called to a licensed premises on Roslyn St after receiving a complaint.

The State of Origin hopeful was issued with a $500 fine and has been banned from the precinct for 48 hours.

"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."

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