North Queensland Cowboys forward Scott Bolton has pleased guilty to common assault, after an incident at a Sydney bar back in May.
Bolton allegedly grabbed a woman on the upper thigh as she moved off a couch, and the 31-year-old pleaded guilty to common assault for that action in Waverley Local Court on Monday morning.
The Cowboys released the following statement surrounding the incident.
Today, North Queensland Cowboys player Scott Bolton appeared in Waverley Local Court as part of the legal process surrounding an allegation made against him in May of 2018.
Both police and the complainant agreed to the fact sheet tendered to the Court which alleged a common assault and confirmed Scott’s insistence that he never touched the complainant in an indecent way.
Scott pleaded guilty to the common assault and the Court accepted that there was no indecent conduct nor violence on his part.
The Court ordered that no conviction be recorded and imposed a 12-month good behaviour bond. No fine or any other sanction was imposed by the Court.
Scott will make a statement in due course.