Statement: George Burgess

Rabbitohs player George Burgess has been charged with two counts of wilful damage to property following an incident that occurred in Cairns on Monday morning.

Burgess has admitted guilt to the charges and is co-operating with police over the incident.

The Rabbitohs informed the NRL Integrity Unit of the incident on Monday morning.

The Rabbitohs have stood Burgess down pending further investigation and are working with the NRL Integrity Unit regarding the details of the penalty to be imposed.