Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder charged with assault

Paddy Ryder James Elsby/AFL Media/Getty Images

Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder was arrested by police in Adelaide early Sunday morning, the South Australian club has confirmed.

Ryder has since been charged with assault and hindering police after an incident involving his cousin and younger brother transpired on Hindley Street, Adelaide.

The former Essendon player was later granted bail and will appear in Adelaide Magistrates' Court on November 15.

Port Adelaide issued a media release on Sunday, saying: "Ryder met with club officials this morning to express his disappointment and regret for involving himself in an incident which primarily concerned his brother.

"Given this is a police matter, Ryder and the club will not be making any further comment until after the court hearing."