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Sydney Roosters forward Michael Crocker has been arrested after getting involved in a fight with a plain clothes police officer in Coogee early yesterday morning.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the police officer has decided not to press assault charges. But the Queensland Origin forward may still be charged with affray.
According to reports, a fight broke out after 2:30am Sunday morning at the Beach Palace Hotel, a venue the Roosters are reportedly banned from attending.
In an escalation brought about by the excesses of night, Crocker was first asked to leave the establishment.
The verbal argument went outside where Crocker was confronted and an off-duty police officer found himself involved the fracas.
Uniform police arrived to an all-in brawl, forcing the officers to use capsicum spray on everyone involved in the fight, including Crocker.
Roosters' chief executive Brian Canavan said the club had spoken briefly to Crocker about the incident and Crocker has denied wrongdoing.
"He said he went to the defence of a friend," said Canavan.
Crocker was bailed to appear in Waverley Local Court on April 5.