The AFL integrity unit is launching its own probe into the Richmond nude photo scandal after Victoria Police ceased its investigation at the request of the alleged victim, according to News Corp.
The league won’t be privy to any of the evidence gathered by the police.
A photo of a topless woman wearing a Richmond premiership medallion circulated shortly after the Tigers’ flag win, which she said was distributed without her consent.
The AFL can fine or suspend players or officials who fall foul of their misconduct laws, and any player proven to have sent the image on could face punishment.
"This afternoon the AFL was contacted by Victoria Police, confirming their investigation had ceased," the league said in a statement.
"The AFL Integrity Unit are now investigating the matter.
"We will be in a position to make further comment when the integrity unit’s investigation is complete.
"We ask to please respect the privacy of those involved."