Jonathon Patton in hospital as investigation continues

The membership additionally confirmed in a letter to members that the AFL integrity unit was aiding them within the matter with membership CEO Justin Reeves saying the inquiry would take a while to finish.

“It is a troublesome time for all concerned and it’s important our membership ensures that Jonathon receives the help he requires throughout this era,” Reeves mentioned.

“We take this matter very significantly and our Integrity Committee is working together with the AFL’s Integrity Unit to undertake the investigation into these complaints throughout the framework of the AFL’s Respect and Accountability Coverage.

“We anticipate this course of will take a while and we are going to present an additional replace when extra info is offered.”

Patton joined Hawthorn throughout the 2019 commerce interval after an injury-interrupted profession on the Giants the place he performed 89 video games after being the No.1 choose on the 2011 AFL Nationwide Draft.

He performed simply six video games for the Hawks in 2020 together with his season ending abruptly in 2020 when he suffered a hamstring harm in opposition to Essendon in spherical 14.

Patton is contracted with the Hawks till the top of 2022 and after his harm in opposition to the Bombers, Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson mentioned they might stick by the massive ahead as he labored to get match sufficient to play.