Ryan re-signing over shadowed by more trouble

The Bulldogs' off-season woes have continued with the re-signing of skipper Andrew Ryan overshadowed by an unsavoury nightclub incident involving halfback Ben Roberts.

International backrower Ryan has re-signed until 2011 but the Dogs have been forced to answer questions about Kiwi international Roberts, who was reportedly bashed outside a Wollongong nightclub on Sunday before later being arrested for allegedly resisting arrest.

Bulldogs chief executive Malcolm Noad has confirmed the club has launched an internal investigation into the incident, with Roberts given time off from training while he recovers from his injuries.

Roberts' manager David Riolo has told the Nine Network the 22-year-old wants police to lay charges against the men who allegedly bashed him.