Pearce apologises for drunken incident

Mitchell Pearce has apologised for his actionss at an Australian Day party and admitted he has a problem with alcohol.

Speaking to media in Sydney, the Roosters star accepted he needs help.

“I’m embarrassed and take full responsibility for my actions,” he told reporters.

“I acknowledge that I have a problem with alcohol and it’s something I need to address. It’s not an excuse but finally a realisation that I finally need help.

“Together with the club I’m working on a solution for me to address the issues which will come out in the next couple of days.

“I just want to thank everyone for turning up and I apologise again.”

According to reports, Pearce will likely be stripped of the Roosters captaincy, fined $50,000 and suspended from the Roosters’ UK trip for the World Club Challenge. He could also be banned for six matches.

Pearce has now left Australia to receive treatment in a rehabilitation facility.

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