Star Dog under police investigation

Star Dog under police investigation

QUEENSLAND police are investigating after a man lodged a complaint against Western Bulldogs star Bailey Smith.

The 20-year-old is understood to have been at the Burleigh Pavilion on the southern end of the Gold Coast with a small group of his teammates a week after the Bulldogs’ AFL grand final loss to Melbourne in Perth.

Another man has complained to police he was pushed by Smith outside the pub just after midnight on Monday, October 4.

“Police have received a complaint in relation to an alleged assault of a 22-year-old man at Goodwin Terrace around 12.10am on Monday October 4,” a Queensland police spokesperson told AAP.

“The man was transported to hospital for treatment.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

No charges have been laid and it’s understood Smith has not been spoken to by police.

An AFL spokesperson told AAP the league had been informed of an incident involving a player by the Bulldogs but based on the information received there would be “no further action” taken at this stage.

Smith is one of the most popular figures in the AFL, developing a huge social media following since he was drafted by the Bulldogs in 2018.

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