Panthers Group Chairman David O'Neill has released the following statement regarding Bryce Cartwright:
"Recent media reports about the personal life of Bryce Cartwright refer to a private matter.
"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."