Broncos star made ‘unwanted advances’

Brisbane Broncos star Kotoni Staggs is reportedly being investigated by the NRL over alleged drunken behaviour at the Eatons Hill Hotel over the Easter Weekend.

On Thursday morning, Channel 9’s Danny Weidler reported the NRL Integrity Unit is in the process of reviewing footage of Staggs allegedly involved in drunken behaviour.

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Channel 7’s Chris Garry later revealed the 22-year-old is facing suspension after a woman complained about his behaviour.

According to Garry, there were no criminal or assault allegations.

NewsCorp later reported a woman had taken offence to Staggs touching her, asking the Broncos centre to get his hands off her.

Security reportedly intervened and ejected Staggs from the premises.

MORE: Staggs was drunk and made unwelcome advances towards a woman at a Brisbane pub. No police involvement that I am aware of but the woman has talked to NRL and Broncos. Staggs is recovering from serious injury and should not be drinking.

BREAKING: Kotoni Staggs faces suspension after a woman made a complaint about his drunk behavior at a Brisbane venue recently. NRL are investigating. No criminal or assault allegations. Staggs record is what could lead to suspension. FULL story tonight @7NewsBrisbane

“We’re aware of the situation with the NRL integrity unit and we will leave it in their safe hands,” Broncos coach Kevin Walters said on Thursday.

“I won’t make any more comment than that, but we are certainly aware of the situation and that it is being investigated by the NRL.

“We’ll support Kotoni and the NRL in their investigations.

“I’ve spoken to him about it, (I was made aware of it) a couple of days ago.

“We are up here to play against the Eels, Kotoni is not here but we are supporting him, like we would all our players in this situation. We have full respect for the NRL and the integrity unit in their investigation, we support them 100 per cent as well.”

This is Staggs’ third off-field incident over the past 12 months – he was embroiled in a revenge porn saga last August and was fined $10,000 for used a homophobic slur to insult a fan in January.

Kotoni Staggs of the Broncos.Source:Supplied

Staggs has played 47 games for the Broncos since making his NRL debut in 2018, scoring 23 tries for the club.

He is currently unavailable due to an ACL injury and is not expected to make a return until mid-season.

Staggs is currently locked in negotiations with the Broncos with a reported $2.8 million four-year deal on the table.

The Broncos are in the box seat to sign Staggs after the Titans pulled their offer to the prodigious centre.

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