Video has surfaced of NRL star Latrell Mitchell’s arrest, after he and Jack Wighton were taken into custody on Sunday morning (NZ time).
In the early hours of Sunday morning, 25-year-old Mitchell and 30-year-old Wighton were apprehended by police, after an alleged incident outside a nightclub.
In video obtained by Channel Seven, Mitchell can be heard screaming “my shoulders” as he was restrained by ACT police.
The pair are understood to have been involved in a fight amongst themselves, leading to the arrests.
A statement from ACT police detailed both players being charged with fighting in a public place, while Mitchell was also charged with resisting public officials and affray.
Wighton meanwhile has also been charged with failing to comply with an exclusion direction.
Both players’ clubs – South Sydney Rabbitohs and Canberra Raiders – are cooperating with the NRL’s Integrity Unit in an investigation into the incident.
In a statement to Australia’s Daily Telegraph, the pair have apologised for Sunday’s events.
“We apologise for what happened in Canberra and take full responsibility for our actions,” the pair said.
“We’re not in a position to comment on exactly what happened because it is the subject of an upcoming court case. Both of us understand that it is not a good look for the game at that time of night.
“We regret that it’s happened and hopefully can move on once the legal process has been completed.
“It was originally a bit of fun that got out of hand.”
On Monday, both players travelled to New Zealand with their NRL Indigenous All Stars teammates, to play against the Māori All Stars next Saturday in Rotorua.
Neither player spoke to media as they left Sydney, but appeared to have no lingering issues between them as the team departed.
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