VEXNEWS has learned that up and coming Collingwood star Premiership player twenty year old Dayne Beams and Grand Final emergency John McCarthy are the two as yet unnamed players who have assisted Victoria Police with their inquiries into a complaint made at the South Melbourne station.
No charges have been laid and both players come forward voluntarily to give interviews about the events of the night of Collingwoodâ€™s celebration after a twenty year wait to win the AFL Premiership. The alleged incident occurred in an apartment.
Other witnesses have also assisted VicPol but it is understood the two players are the focus of the inquiries at this stage.
The accusations have sent shockwaves through the Club â€“ known for its hoon supporters â€“ and are likely to cast a big shadow over celebrations.
Beams had two quiet Grand Finals but is regarded as one of the brightest prospects on the Collingwood list, winning the Clubâ€™s best first year player award in 2009.
UPDATE: The players through their union the AFL Players Association have strongly denied any wrongdoing in the matter. The investigation is believed to be continuing.
WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Victoria Police slam the naming of the players as not helpful and irresponsible.
THURSDAY UPDATE: Melbourne broadcaster Neil Mitchell has picked up VEXNEWS exclusive story after confirming it for himself and has also identified the two lads, stressing that they haven’t necessarily done anything wrong. VEXNEWS – first with the worst once again.