The board of Plymouth Albion has been made aware of an alleged incident involving three players of the Plymouth Albion team.
The players concerned are suspended pending the outcome of a police investigation.
Plymouth Albion have announced that coach James Shanahan is leaving the club.
His contract was meant to expire at the end of April, but he is leaving the rugby club early, and former manager Graham Dawe will take over for the last three games of the season.
A dramatic win for Exeter Chiefs sees them move up to second in the table. Chiefs beat London Welsh by 55 points at Sandy Park.
In the Championship, Plymouth Albion lost to leaders Worcester.
The entire board of Plymouth Albion have resigned, with Graham Stirling stepping down as chairman with immediate effect, although he will remain on the board for now.
This announcement comes after several weeks of uncertainty over the club's financial future, with the threat of going into administration offset at the last minute as they managed to raise £250,000.
A spokesman for the club said the entire board offered their resignations at a meeting on Thursday evening, which were accepted.
The club avoided administration thanks to pledges of more than £250,000.
Plymouth Albion have announced a new board and chairman, Peter Vosper. All members of the previous board resigned yesterday, with the exception of former chairman, Graham Stirling. He will remain on the board.
Other new board members are Roger Harris and Graham Dawe.
Plymouth Albion will not be entering administration after a hugely successful fundraising appeal.
Friends of Plymouth Albion pledged over £250,000 and combined with existing funds, the rugby club are able to meet immediate requirements.
Further funds are still needed but the club say this is a major step forward.
Plymouth Albion are not going into administration.
The Board says the rugby club has been saved in the last 24 hours.
More updates to come.
Plymouth Albion is holding a press conference this lunchtime about the possibility of the club going into administration.
Today is the deadline for the 140-year-old rugby club - it has until midnight to come up with a rescue package.
Administration would mean a 20-point deduction, effectively relegating them from the Championship.
Today is Plymouth Albion's deadline to avoid going into administration. The rugby club need to raise £250,000.
If they do go into administration, they'll face a 20 point deduction - effectively relegating them from the Championship.