North Queensland have accepted the punishment the NRL have handed down to forward Scott Bolton, with the 31-year-old receiving a five-game ban.
Scott pleaded guilty to common assault back in January, although no conviction was recorded against Scott.
Cowboys CEO Jeff Reibel released the following statement on the club's website on Friday afternoon.
“Scott Bolton joined the Cowboys as a 16-year-old and has had an impeccable record over his 13-year, 229 NRL game Cowboys career.
“Given Scott’s standing in our club, his status as a life member and his unblemished record, it is with reluctance that we accept the five-match ban and associated sanctions.
“Scott has the utmost respect of his teammates and peers and will continue to be supported by the club.”