Updated: Pies star career at the crossroads
Stood down AFL footballer Jordan De Goey has had his "forcible touching" charges dropped.
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.
Jordan De Goey has been stood down by Collingwood indefinitely after being arrested in New York City.
De Goey and friend Luke Dyson were charged with forcible touching and assault and temporarily placed in a holding cell.
25-year-old De Goey pleaded not guilty to the charges and is not due to face court again until December 8, after senior Magpies players are expected back at the club for pre-season training.
The Magpies released a second statement late on Sunday confirming De Goey had been suspended.
“The club will 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,” the statement read.
“In the interim, De Goey will not be permitted to train or play with Collingwood or make use of club resources, staff or facilities.
“Collingwood is deeply disappointed by reports and events of the last 48 hours involving De Goey in the US."
“Given the circumstances, the club believes it is appropriate to remove him from the AFL program.
“Collingwood has been in contact with De Goey and his management today and has explained to both its decision.”