Richmond star Dustin Martin has been caught in footage apear to groping a topless woman from behind.
The AFL launched an investigation after footage showing Martin groping the woman went viral Tuesday.
Shock video, leaked out on the eve of the AFL finals, shows Richmond star Dustin Martin groping a topless woman’s breast from behind.
The video shows Martin reaching behind the woman and grabbing her breasts while she is sitting on another gentleman’s lap.It is not yet clear exactly where the incident took place, but the video appears to have been shot inside a strip club or bar.
As the topless woman sits on a man’s lap, Martin can be seen approaching and wrapping his arm around her torso before walking away laughing.
“We have been informed of a video posted on social media. We would like more information,” said an AFL spokesperson, as reported by the Herald Sun.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick was asked about the video Wednesday afternoon, but Hardwick did not respond to questions.
“There’s an old video of Dusty on Twitter this afternoon that seems to date back to 2017, I believe to a Richmond event. Are you aware of it, have you seen that video?” asked 7 News reporter Tom Browne.
“No,” Hardwick responded. “I’m not too sure.”
Martin rejoined his teammates in Richmond and was named to the roster for Thursday night’s first final in Brisbane.
Despite his heroics on the field, Martin has a long list of off-field controversies that have marred his career.In 2012 he received a two-week suspension from the club for not attending a training session.
In 2013 he was caught running red lights, in 2014 he was fined for driving under the influence, and in 2015 he was accused of addressing threats at a Japanese restaurant in Melbourne.