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Eels Release Statement Following Jarryd Hayne Allegations

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Eels Release Statement Following Jarryd Hayne Allegations

The Parramatta Eels have issued a statement following allegations made against Jarryd Hayne.

The Club has been made aware of serious allegations regarding Jarryd Hayne during his time with the San Francisco 49ers. We were unaware of these allegations until they were made public today. As with any legal matter, it is important that we follow due process and ensure that we review all relevant information available, including giving Jarryd the opportunity to respond. The Club will continue to monitor the situation and when appropriate we will provide an update to Members and media.

- Parramatta Chairman Max Donnelly

Hayne played for the Eels from 2006 - 2014, and will return to the club in the 2018 season.

Earlier on Triple M

Jarryd Hayne has been accused of engaging in non-consensual intercourse with a woman in a civil suit filed in the US overnight.

The suit was filed in the Santa Clara County court, following accusations of engaging in non-consensual sexual intercourse with 'Ms. V" in 2015 according to the Mercury News.

The District Attorney's officer reviewed the case and rejected criminal charges in October last year based on insufficient evidence.

It is alleged that the victim was afraid to come forward for several months, and the incident was reported to the police in May 2016.