Hawthorn star Jonathon Patton is under investigation after allegedly sending lewd images to a woman on social media.
The Hawks released a statement on Saturday night confirming that Patton would be investigated by the club’s integrity committee and that “any behaviour of this nature would not be tolerated.”
The 27-year-old Patton was the first pick of the 2011 AFL draft and played for the GWS Giants between 2012-19 before moving to Hawthorn.
“Hawthorn Football Club is aware of allegations made on social media regarding the behaviour of Jonathon Patton,” the statement read.
“The allegations are of behaviour that does not reflect the values and standards of Hawthorn Football Club.
“As soon as the club became aware of the allegations it addressed the matter with Patton directly and clearly communicated that any behaviour of this nature would not be tolerated.
“The club takes these allegations seriously and has referred the matter to Hawthorn’s Integrity Committee.
“Hawthorn advocates for equality and respect for everyone and demands this same behaviour from all involved with the club.”