Wests Tigers forward Michael Chee Kam has been charged with assaulting a ride share driver after a night out in Bondi over the weekend.
Chee Kam, 26, and an 18-year-old man were allegedly standing on Campbell Parade at around 10.30pm when a 26-year-old driver approached in a vehicle and was allegedly punched repeatedly through a window.
Passing police were flagged down and a short time later a taxi containing the two men was stopped.
The men were arrested and both served with a Field Court Attendance Notice for the offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and common assault.
They are expected to appear at Waverley Local Court on Tuesday February 5.
Chee Kam has played 54 NRL games, including 49 for the Wests Tigers, where he plays as a utility bench forward.
He is contracted to the club until the end of 2019.
The Wests Tigers have issued the following statement.
“Wests Tigers have been made aware of an incident involving a player on December 30, 2018,” it reads.
“The club is working with the NRL Integrity Unit on the matter and will be making no further comment at this stage.”
Published by Pamela Whaley, 4th January 2019 on foxsports.com.au