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Roosters star likely to lose captaincy over 'lewd act'

Sydney Roosters playmaker Mitchell Pearce is reportedly to be stripped of his captaincy and fined up to $50,000 by his club after committing a lewd act on a dog while on an alcohol-fuelled Australia Day bender.

The Roosters confirmed in a statement that Pearce had been stood down "from all training commitments until the club concludes its internal investigation."

The NRL is also likely to impose at least a six-month suspension and his club will add an immediate sacking clause to his contract to be triggered by any further misbehaviour, News Corp reports.

The NSW State of Origin player is also expected to be barred from travelling to England next month for the World Club Challenge and abide by a booze ban.

The video, shown by Seven News and Nine, shows a drunk Pearce trying to kiss a woman and also urinating on himself.

In the video, the 26-year-old is seen asking the woman if he could have a kiss but was rebuffed.

"I'm a lesbian," the woman says.

Mitchell replies: "I don't have a sexuality" before picking up the small white dog and telling her "I'll **** that dog...I don't give a ****".

One of the women repeatedly tells him stop saying "no, that's my dog, off limits" before stating "this guy just peed on my couch, get out".

Pearce, 26, had earlier posted photographs on Instagram of himself and Roosters team mates heading out for a harbour cruise.

The Telegraph reports the latest incident follows the infamous 'woman in the yellow dress' scandal from 2013 which saw Pearce evicted from a Sydney pub.

The Sydney Roosters issued a statement:

"The Sydney Roosters are aware of an incident involving Mitchell Pearce.

The Club has advised the NRL's Integrity Unit.

The Club will conduct an internal investigation and will be making no further comment at this time."

The NRL has asked the Sydney Roosters for a report.

A spokesman said the Integrity Unit was aware of the matter, aired on Channel 9, and has asked the Roosters to investigate.

"The Integrity Unit will work with the Roosters to ensure the matter is dealt with appropriately," the spokesman said.

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