Premier League player arrested on suspicion of rape not suspended by his club

The club of an unnamed Premier League player arrested on suspicion of rape have confirmed he won't be suspended.

The footballer was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of rape, and he was then arrested again on suspicion of two more attacks on a different woman. The unnamed Premier League player has denied the allegations made against him.

However, the player's club have confirmed to The Athletic he won't be suspended by the club as he can still "fulfil his job commitments". The club said: “We are aware of the allegations which are currently the subject of a police investigation.

"We have confirmed that the player denies the allegations and is on police bail pending the outcome of their enquiries. There have been no charges laid and the player can fulfil his professional commitments including permitted travel.

"We take our commitments and responsibilities seriously and have followed our safeguarding policies and procedures.

"We will keep this matter under close consideration and will review further if circumstances change."

The decision comes despite Mason Greenwood being suspended by Manchester United following his arrest on suspicion of rape and assault.

Another club suspended a player after he was arrested on suspicion of committing child sex offences. And Manchester City suspended Benjamin Mendy, who has denied nine sexual offences including allegations of rape against seven women.

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