Watts denies penis biting claim

FORMER NRL bad boy Anthony Watts is being investigated after allegations he bit an opponent on the penis in a game on the Gold Coast.

Watts released by the Roosters in 2011 after he was charged with assaulting his girlfriend - the charge was later dropped - was playing for the Tugun Seahawks on Sunday when a Bilambil player pulled down his shorts and told the referee he had been bitten on the penis.

The incident was placed on report, although the player later chose not to pursue the matter.

Watts was in Brisbane yesterday with his solicitor Mark Williams who told reporters his client "absolutely denies that any biting of any nature has taken place".

"Now, if there has been any contact made to that particular area of this gentleman's body, our client apologises," Williams said.

Gold Coast Rugby League operations manager Tom Marzella said footage would be reviewed to determine whether sufficient evidence was available to lay charges.

The Queensland Rugby League has asked to be kept informed.