Origin star Michael Jennings arrested

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Best on ground: Michael Jennings celebrates the opening try for NSW on Wednesday. Photo: Getty ImagesNSW Origin star Michael Jennings has been arrested and charged following an incident in Parramatta. 

Jennings was charged with offensive behaviour and hindering police.

It is understood Michael was with younger brother Robert, 19, at the time.

Fairfax Media understands Robert was not drinking but Michael was.

Roosters chief executive Brian Canavan said the club was investigating.

“We were made aware of an incident this morning,” Canavan said. “We have made contact with the player and his manager and have passed it on to the NRL’s integrity unit.”

Canavan said “no decision” had been made regarding Jennings’, 27, availability for Monday’s game against St George Illawarra.

The incident comes just 48 hours after Jennings starred for the Blues – winning man of the match and scoring the opening try for NSW.

Police confirmed the incident took place about 2.30am on Saturday. They werepatrolling a car park at Erby Place when they “saw a man kicking a boom gate”.

“As they walked up to him another man approached the officers allegedly in an aggressive manner,” a police statement said.

“The man, aged 27, was arrested and taken to Parramatta Police Station was issued with a field court attendance notice for hindering police and offensive behaviour, to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Monday July 20.

“The other man, aged 19, allegedly kicked the boom gate and was later issued with a criminal infringement notice for offensive behaviour.”