The club also confirmed in a letter to members that the AFL integrity unit was assisting them in the matter with club CEO Justin Reeves saying the inquiry would take some time to complete.
“This is a difficult time for all involved and it is important our club ensures that Jonathon receives the support he requires during this period,” Reeves said.
“We take this matter very seriously and our Integrity Committee is working in conjunction with the AFL’s Integrity Unit to undertake the investigation into these complaints within the framework of the AFL’s Respect and Responsibility Policy.
“We anticipate this process will take some time and we will provide a further update when more information is available.”
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