ROBERT ALLENBY has reportedly been arrested for disorderly conduct and trespass outside an Illinois casino not far from where the John Deere Classic was being played on the weekend.
The Australian golfer had missed the cut in the US PGA TOUR event and according to the Rock Island police department was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning.
“Robert Allenby was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass from Jumer’s casino on August 13th at about 2.29am,” a local police spokesperson said. “He was transported to Rock Island county jail and we do believe he has bonded out.”
A Rock Island county jail spokesman said Allenby had spent less than an hour in custody before making US$1,500 bond and being released before 5am on Saturday.
The spokesperson said Allenby needed to come up with just 10% of the bond – $150 – to make bail.
Allenby, who was the centre of a controversy last year after he said he was robbed, kidnapped and beaten in Hawaii – again after missing the cut in a tour event – reportedly told USA Today media that “nothing happened” and he had “no idea” about the reported charges.
“There’s nothing to be said or done,” Allenby is quoted as responding. “Nothing happened.”
Asked further about the charges he reportedly replied: “I have no idea, mate. No idea.”
Allenby has not been having the best of years on tour golfwise, making just two cuts in 21 starts and winning a total of US$25,271.