Statement from George Burgess

Rabbitohs player George Burgess has made the following statement:

“I would like to apologise unreservedly to the Rabbitohs Members, sponsors and everyone in the community,” Burgess said.

“I have let my team and my family down.

“I acknowledge that I am a role model for kids and I will do everything I can to restore my reputation through working harder in the community.

“It is my responsibility to ensure that this type of behaviour does not happen again. “I will learn from my mistake and bounce back stronger and better as a person.”