- Borussia Dortmund have distanced themselves from all instances of violence after Nico Schulz was charged
- Nico Schulz has maintained his innocence after he was charged with domestic violence by his former girlfriend
- Borussia Dortmund found out through the media that their defender Nico Schulz was charged with domestic violence
Borussia Dortmund defender Nico Schulz has found himself at the centre of a domestic violence charge.
News broke over the weekend that the defender was charged with domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend for incidents that occurred in 2020.
Dortmund have now held talks with the German international regarding the charges and said that they were not aware of any of the allegations until they surfaced in the media over the weekend, BBC reported.
The 29-year-old denies the allegations, while the club admitted that it was “extremely serious and shocking".
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As reported by Daily Mail, Schulz is accused of kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach. The incident took place two weeks before she was due to give birth.
Dortmund released a statement in which they said that they take the matter very seriously and were distancing themselves from any form of violence.
The club also added that they were unable to take any disciplinary measures against the player as the case was in its early stages, and they were unclear about the current legal situation. They have reserved the right to take action once they have further information.
Investigations are currently underway into the matter, and Schulz has informed the club that he will defend himself against the accusations. Schulz is now seeking legal representation in order to defend himself.
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Source: Sports Brief News