Sydney - High-profile
rugby league star Jarryd Hayne was reportedly arrested by Australian
police on Monday over sex assault allegations, the second incident to be
raised against the player.
Hayne, 30, was being questioned by New South Wales Police over an
alleged incident in the Hunter region north of Sydney on the night of
the National Rugby League grand final in late September, local media
"Detectives from the child abuse and sex crimes squad arrested a
30-year-old man at Ryde Police Station just after 16:00 today," a
police spokesperson told AFP without naming the fullback.
Hayne went to the Sydney police station with his lawyer after the
alleged victim, a woman in her 20s, was interviewed by investigators
last week, commercial broadcaster Channel Ten reported.
The code-hopper - who returned home in 2016 after an unsuccessful
tilt at America's NFL - already faces a civil lawsuit in the US over
allegations of non-consensual intercourse with a woman in 2015.
Hayne is currently without an NRL club after his season ended with the Parramatta Eels.