Posted: 12 September, 2012 by Triple M Footy

Kangaroos' Matt Campbell Arrested After Crown Casino Incident

North Melbourne player Matthew Campbell was arrested by Victoria Police this morning following an incident at Crown Casino.

Tags: Matt Campbell, North Melbourne

UPDATE: North Melbourne president James Brayshaw talks about Matt Campbell's arrest.

"The thing you've got obviously in this instance is a police issue, so I'm always of the belief that you need to let them absolutely have full access to deal with it the way they want to and then as a club we'll have a look after that" James Brayshaw said on Triple M Melbourne's Rush Hour.

"You employ your players, every club does, Geelong, Melbourne, you sit down with them and you say to them that there is a way that we expect when you're an employee of this footy club that you behave."

"I also think Damo (Damian Barrett) it's naive to think that 46 players on 18 lists you're going to not have the odd incident."

"We're really disappointed, Matty was really disappointed. He knows he hasn't done the right thing by himself or the club or the playing group."

"It's happened, we've got to deal with it and move on."

Damian Barrett asked JB if Matt Campbell's spot on the Kangaroos list was in jeopardy.

"it hasn't even been discussed to be honest. It's one of those ones where we go OK lets avail ourselves of all the facts and then work it out from there."

AUDIO: James Brayshaw discusses Matt Campbell's arrest:

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North Melbourne Football Club Statement:

North Melbourne player Matthew Campbell was arrested by Victoria Police this morning following an incident at Crown Casino.

Interim chief executive Cam Vale has released the following statements;

“We’ve been advised Matthew Campbell was asked to leave Crown Casino at about 1am but upon refusing, he had to be removed by security.  Matt is then alleged to have damaged a parked car belonging to a Casino staff member. 

“Matt was detained until police arrived and was later interviewed and released.

“We know Matt was drinking prior to the incident and we are bitterly disappointed with his behaviour.  We are still to determine the next course of action regarding a club imposed sanction.”

There will be no further comment at this time as the matter is with Victoria Police.

In other unrelated North Melbourne Football Club news:

North Melbourne will appeal the two-match handed to Brent Harvey for striking Adam Selwood.

AFL Press Release:

The AFL wishes to advise the North Melbourne FC will appeal the two-match suspension given to Brent Harvey at last night’s Tribunal hearing. The appeal will be held either next Tuesday September 18 or Wednesday September 19, with details to be advised when confirmed.

The charge sheet for player Harvey was as follows:

Brent Harvey, North Melbourne, has been charged with a Level Three striking offence (225 demerit points, two matches) against Adam Selwood, West Coast, during the fourth quarter of the First Elimination Final between North Melbourne and West Coast, played at Patersons Stadium on Sunday September 9, 2012.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the West Coast Football Club, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record for this offence.

Tags: Matt Campbell, North Melbourne

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