Collingwood footballer Jordan De Goey has had a charge of “forcible touching” against him dropped.
- De Goey is still facing assault charges over the incident at a New York bar
- He has pleaded not guilty and is due before court next month
- He has been effectively stood down on full pay by Collingwood while the legal proceedings continue
De Goey was arrested in New York over the weekend following an alleged incident at a rooftop bar.
Police had charged him with groping a 35-year-old woman, however prosecutors are not pursuing the charge.
De Goey is still facing assault offences after being accused of punching and kicking a 37-year-old man.
He has pleaded not guilty and is due before court on December 8.
The assault is alleged to have occurred at the PHD Rooftop Lounge at the Dream Hotel in the Chelsea district in the early hours of Saturday morning.
De Goey’s due date in court is two days after Collingwood’s preseason training program is scheduled to begin.
On Sunday, a Collingwood spokesperson said the club would “continue to pay De Goey under the terms of his contract until such time as an outcome to proceedings against him in the United States is reached or a more complete account of events is established”.
De Goey will not be permitted to train or play with Collingwood or make use of club resources, staff or facilities while legal proceedings continue.