AFL superstar is hit with shock allegations he sent VERY lewd pictures to a woman online – as he slams his social media pages shut in wake of scandal
- Hawthorn star Jonathon Patton, 27, accused of ‘lewd behaviour’ on social media
- Recent allegations the Hawks ruckman sent ‘intimate’ pictures to a woman
- Patton was asked to explain himself, then closed down his social media pages
- Hawthorn have launched an investigation via its own club Integrity Committee
- The unnamed woman reportedly went public with the steamy allegations online
AFL superstar Jonathon Patton is facing allegations he sent lewd pictures to a woman online.
The Hawthorn ruckman, 27, is being investigated by his club’s Integrity Committee after the unnamed woman went public with her claims.
It is believed the pictures were ‘intimate’ and distributed on social media. Patton has since closed his social media accounts following the alleged scandal.
‘Hawthorn Football Club is aware of allegations made on social media regarding the behaviour of Jonathon Patton,’ the club said in a statement.
Hawthorn star Jonathon Patton (pictured above) is being investigated after claims he sent ‘intimate’ photos to a woman on social media
Hawthorn launched an investigation internally after a woman went public with her claims online that Patton had sent her ‘lewd’ images on social media (stock image)
‘The allegations are of behaviour that does not reflect the values and standards of Hawthorn Football Club.
‘As soon as it became aware the club addressed the matter with Patton directly and clearly communicated that any behaviour of this nature would not be tolerated.
‘The club takes these allegations seriously and has referred the matter to Hawthorn’s Integrity Committee.
‘Hawthorn promotes and advocates for equality and respect for everyone and demands this same behaviour from all involved with the club.’
Depending on what is uncovered in the internal investigation, Hawthorn’s Integrity Committee can issue fines or match bans to players.
Patton, the AFL’s number one draft pick in 2011, joined the Hawks this season after playing for Greater Western Sydney from 2012 to 2019.
Injuries saw him play just six games this year.
On January 4, premiers Richmond confirmed that head coach Damien Hardwick is in a new relationship with a member of the club’s administration staff.
Hardwick announced he had split from his wife Danielle in late 2020.
Fellow head coaches Simon Goodwin (Melbourne Demons) and Nathan Buckley (Collingwood Mapgpies) have also split from their long term partners recently.
Patton (pictured above) has since deleted all his social media pages in the wake of the alleged scandal
The personal life of Richmond coach Damien Hardwick (pictured above left with his ex wife Danielle) has been under scrutiny in recent weeks after it was revealed he is now dating a female member of the Tigers staff