Premier League player accused of rape allowed to play on

July 14 – An English Premier League player arrested on suspicion of rape has not been suspended and can “fulfil his professional commitments including permitted travel”, his club have insisted.

The player, who is apparently in his late 20s and cannot be named, was arrested in north London on July 4 over an alleged attack in June.

He was then further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape in 2021 against another woman and has been bailed until August.

The player denies the allegations and can still “’fulfil his professional commitments’ while police enquiries continue. 

“We are aware of the allegations which are currently the subject of a police investigation,” the club, which has also not been named, said in a statement.

“We have confirmed that the player denies the allegations and is on police bail pending the outcome of their enquiries. There have been no charges laid and the player can fulfil his professional commitments including permitted travel. We take our commitments and responsibilities seriously and have followed our safeguarding policies and procedures.”

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