Collingwood midfielder Jack Crisp has escaped a ban after placing bets on AFL matches whilst playing for the Brisbane Lions in 2014, according to the AFL.
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The AFL fined the 21-year-old $5000, but he is free to face his former club in round one due to his cooperation with the investigation.
Crisp placed bets on the AFL market totalling $129, but the lack of a ban will come as a massive relief for the Magpies.
According to the AFL story, Crisp permitted a friend to place bets on his account, which was used to bet on AFL matches without his knowledge.
The news comes immediately after Collingwood teammates Lachlan Keeffe and Josh Thomas were handed provisional suspensions after returning positive ‘A’ samples for the banned drug clenbuterol.
Both Thomas and Keeffe are now provisionally suspended with their ‘B’ samples set to be tested on April 14.
The news comes during a turbulent time in AFL football, with the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal set to hand down its verdict on the 34 current and former Essendon players involved in the 2012 supplements scandal.