UPDATE @ 10.00am:
Nathan Broad has been revealed as the player who took and circulated a photo of a topless woman wearing his premiership medal.
The photo emerged after Richmond’s historic premiership win and sparked an investigation by police and the AFL integrity unit.
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Broad copped a three-match ban from the club and the police investigation has been withdrawn.
The defender apologised for his actions said he took full responsibility.
“I’m the one who deserves to be punished, not this woman, and she does not deserve any more pain,” he said.
— It’sa me, MarLeo (@Leo__stevenson) October 29, 2017
— Triple M Footy (@triplemfooty) October 30, 2017
Considering it’s a *criminal offence* in Victoria, copping a punishment this light beggars belief.
— Cam Tyeson (@camtyeson) October 30, 2017
EARLIER @ 9.30am: The player allegedly at the centre of the Richmond topless medal photo scandal will make a statement this morning.
Nathan Broad will be joined by Tigers President, Peggy O’Neal, and will likely address the rumour which has marred Richmond’s historic premiership win.
A lawyer for the woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, released a statement this morning.
“She has not received any money or other compensation from the player, the Richmond Football Club or the AFL,” the statement read.
“We can confirm that the woman knew the player prior to the 2017 Grand Final and believed there was a level of trust between them.
“She maintains that she insisted he delete the photo from his mobile phone as soon as it was taken, and that he assured her it had been.
“The young woman’s decision not to proceed with the police investigation was motivated by her desire to protect her identity and avoid any further attention and distress”.