Police are investigating incident at a Gold Coast pub involving AFL star Bailey Smith a week after the Western Bulldogs lost the grand final
AFL star Bailey Smith has been involved in an alleged altercation at a popular Gold Coast pub.
The incident happened at Burleigh Pavilion over the October long weekend – a week after Smith’s team, the Western Bulldogs, lost the 2021 AFL Grand Final.
Police are investigating after a formal complaint was made by a 22-year-old man alleging that Smith, 20, pushed him in the early hours of Monday, Oct. 4.
Quarrel: Police investigate incident in Gold Coast pub involving AFL star Bailey Smith (pictured)
Police have received a complaint in connection with a [incident involving] a 22-year-old man on Goodwin Terrace around 12:10pm on Monday, October 4, 2021,” a police spokeswoman told the Daily Mail Australia.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment. Investigations are underway.’
The man filed the complaint days after the reported altercation took place.
Incident: A formal complaint has been made by a 22-year-old man alleging that the Western Bulldogs star pushed him into the wee hours of Monday, October 4.
Location: The incident took place at Burleigh Pavilion over the October long weekend – a week after Smith’s footy team lost the AFL final
Smith has not yet contacted the Queensland Police Service about the matter.
An AFL spokesperson confirmed that it had been made aware of the matter by the Western Bulldogs, but that no further action had been taken at this stage.
“The AFL has been notified by the Western Bulldogs of an incident involving a player on Oct. 4,” the spokesperson said.
“Based on the information we have now, no further action is being taken at this stage.”
Response: Smith (pictured after the Bulldogs’ big final loss) has not yet contacted Queensland Police about the matter. The AFL confirmed that it had been made aware of the matter by the Western Bulldogs but that no further action had been taken at this stage
The Bulldogs also acknowledged the incident in a statement saying that a “small group of players” was nearby when the alleged altercation took place.
“The Western Bulldogs are aware of an incident that occurred on October 4 at Burleigh Heads in Queensland, where a small group of players were present,” a club spokesperson said.
“The Club has conducted its own investigation and is convinced that no further action is needed at this time.”
Statement: The Bulldogs also acknowledged the incident in a statement saying there was a “small group of players” around when the alleged altercation took place