NEW Collingwood midfielder Jack Crisp is being investigated by the AFL integrity unit over “betting activity” when he was at the Brisbane Lions early last season.
News of the investigation follows revelations that Western Bulldogs player Lachie Hunter and an unnamed Footscray VFL player had self-reported their own wagering on football last during the Dogs’ NAB Challenge clash with Melbourne last weekend.
It’s understood the Pie — who was part of the deal that saw premiership star Dayne Beams traded to the Lions — placed a small wager on football during the season proper last year.
In a statement to the Herald Sun on Friday night, Collingwood football boss Neil Balme said the club was still waiting for a resolution to the investigation from the league’s integrity department.
“Collingwood is aware of the AFL looking into a bet Jack may have placed early last year, while he was playing for Brisbane,” Balme said.
“As we understand it, the investigation is continuing and we await the outcome.”
Former Collingwood players Heath Shaw and Nick Maxwell have found trouble under the AFL’s tough betting rules in past seasons.
League players are banned from betting on football matches.
Crisp, 21, was traded along with picks 5 and 25 in exchanged for Copeland Trophy winner Beams in last year’s trade period.