North Melbourne’s Teryn Thomas is reportedly under police investigation amid allegations of “intimidating” behavior towards an ex-girlfriend.
The Herald Sun reports that Thomas, 22, has “come under scrutiny” for alleged behavior on social media.
It is alleged that on “a number of occasions” Thomas used “intimidating behaviour”, including comments on personal photos and videos of an ex-partner.
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North Melbourne issued a statement to the exit, confirming it was “aware of the ongoing police investigation involving the player”.
“The player is co-operating with the police and the club has reported this to the AFL Integrity Unit,” the club said.
Thomas is not due to return to the club until pre-season starts on December 5 and remains on holiday.
There are also reports that police seized Thomas’ luxury sedan earlier this year after it was claimed he was caught driving without a valid licence.
The Herald Sun claims Thomas was pulled over on a bus for drinking in West Melbourne back in July.
There, the police established that a 22-year-old man was driving with a suspended license.
Under Victorian law, the man was ordered to pay almost $1000 in fines and had his Mercedes-Benz CLA200 impounded for 30 days.
Thomas endured a difficult 2022 season in which his whopping $700,000 salary came under fire as North Melbourne remained bottom of the ladder.
He played just 10 games due to injury, form and personal leave following the death of his nanny.
In June, Thomas came under fire for lashing out at fans on social media when he was criticized for his sack count.
Young gun Russ responded: “Yet you get paid 10 times more than ever,” in a since-deleted Instagram post.
There had been speculation that Thomas could be headed for a trade away from Arden Street, but the appointment of Alastair Clarkson is believed to have convinced the former top 10 to stay.
“There was a definite possibility that he was going to push for a trade. Gold Coast – At least there has been a conversation between the Suns and the management company looking after that particular player, Terrin Thomas, SEN’s Sam Edmund reported.
“But Clarkson’s appointment is the main reason – if not the whole reason – that he is now staying put. Undoubtedly, there was such an opportunity.”
Thomas is under contract at the Roos until the end of 2024.