NRL 2022 news, George Burgess, Dragons, police investigation, details


St George Illawarra striker George Burgess is being investigated by police and the NRL’s Integrity Unit.

Vast world of sports can confirm that Burgess is the player referenced by a statement from the Dragons released today. He turned himself in to a south Sydney police station this afternoon.

“St George Illawarra Dragons have been made aware of a matter involving one of their players by the NRL’s Integrity Unit,” it read.

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“The Dragons are working closely with all parties as the matter is under police investigation.

“The Dragons will not comment further at this time.”

A statement from NSW Police read: “Earlier this month, officers attached to Sydney Southern Area Command launched an investigation into reports that a woman was sexually assaulted by a man whom she knew on Tuesday, March 8, 2022”.

Burgess, 29, was signed by the Red V this year and made his club debut against the Panthers on Friday night.

He has already played 149 NRL games for South Sydney and was one of the best players on the pitch in the 2014 Grand Final, despite his brother Sam being awarded the Clive Churchill Medal.

Burgess essentially retired from the game in 2019 due to a serious hip problem, but he made a surprise comeback this year.

His twin brother, Tom, still plays for the Rabbitohs.

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