Manchester City duo Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez may be approached by the police as potential witnesses as investigation against teammate Benjamin Mendy rages on.
Grealish, signed by Man City over the summer, trained and played with Mendy prior to his suspension by the club at the tail end of August. According to The Sun, the England international also went on a night out with the Frenchman, as well as fellow City star Riyad Mahrez, a few days prior.
As was reported by the BBC after Mendy took the stand on September 10th, the player is accused of four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. Grealish and Mahrez’s involvement in the investigation relates to the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl at Mendy’s home on the 23rd of August.
The pair are NOT considered suspects and the report by The Sun stresses that they are not at all implicated in the alleged wrongdoing. Police are merely thought to be considering speaking to the both of them as they were out with Mendy the night the alleged rape took place.
It remains to be seen if either of the pair would have any sort of valuable information and could provide details of the events that led to the alleged incident at Mendy’s home. The Sun reports that neither player left the club with Mendy but did party with him on the night.
There are no indications of any contact between the police and Grealish or Mahrez at this point in time.
Mendy’s trial has been set for the 24th of January 2022.