Panthers responds to "private matter"

Panthers Group chairman David O'Neill has responded to media reports over the private life of Bryce Cartwright overnight.

“Recent media reports about the personal life of Bryce Cartwright refer to a private matter,” he said. “Panthers Board and management had no prior knowledge of these allegations.

“At no stage has the club communicated with ‘Miss X’ or directed any other person on behalf of Panthers to do so.

“Panthers have no knowledge of receiving any correspondence from ‘Miss X’.

“Out of respect to both parties, the club will be making no further comment.”