A sombre apology for drunk behaviour



? BRISBANE ? Embattled Penrith skipper Craig Gower has "unreservedly'' apologised to rugby league legend, Wayne Pearce's family, as his NRL club prepares to consider his immediate future.

Gower yesterday finally broke his silence over allegations that emerged after his appearance at last week's Jack Newton Celebrity Golf Classic at Peregian Waters.

The most serious claim was that a drunk Gower groped Pearce's 17-year-old daughter, Tatum, and chased the league legend's 16-year-old son, Mitchell, with a bottle at the event's after-party.

The Australian halfback is also alleged to have had arguments with several guests, damaged a golf cart, held a butter knife to the throat of a Sydney radio personality and walked around the resort naked.

Gower yesterday said: "With regard to an incident at Twin Waters last Monday, December 19, to the extent that I have caused the Pearce family any discomfort, I unreservedly apologise''.



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