Western Bulldogs youngster Lachie Hunter has found himself in the centre of an investigation for his involvement in a bet placed on the AFL.
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According to AAP, Hunter met with AFL integrity unit officials to explain his involvement in a bet placed on Saturday’s pre-season clash between the Bulldogs and Melbourne.
It is believed the 20-year-old informed the Bulldogs of the bet during the half-time break, saying the bet had been placed on his account by a Footscray VFL player.
A Bulldogs statement said head of football Graham Lowe reported the information to the AFL integrity unit on Saturday.
“The AFL integrity unit is currently undertaking an investigation into the subject matter of that report and has asked the club to defer its own investigation until an outcome in the AFL investigation is reached,” the Bulldogs statement read.
“The club also notified the chair of its own ethics and integrity sub-committee of the matter who has agreed to defer any review by that sub-committee until the conclusion of the AFL’s investigation.
“The players who self-reported, have cooperated fully in the AFL investigation.”
According to the report, it was a $10 multi-legged bet which included soccer matches.
Hunter has played 23 matches for the Bulldogs since making his debut in 2013.