Bulldogs pair may still be fined under ‘stay at home’ rules

Police may still fine Western Bulldogs’ pair Bailey Smith and Billy Gowers for breaching the stay at home restrictions in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus as the club continues to gather details surrounding Lachie Hunter’s car accident on Thursday evening.

In a statement on Saturday, Victoria Police confirmed that “two other men, known to the driver involved, may be fined for breaching the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer” while “their involvement with the driver following the collision is being looked into”.

Western Bulldog Lachie Hunter.Credit:AAP

The Bulldogs were taking a methodical approach to their investigation of the incident, liaising with the AFL’s integrity unit, and were not expecting to arrive at a conclusion on Saturday as they continued to discuss the situation internally.

The club is hoping to determine sanctions soon after the conclusion of their investigation, with the board – which now includes former ruckman Luke Darcy as a football director – needing to ratify their decision.


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