The partner of Adam Treloar has taken a stunning new swipe at Collingwood over the former Magpies midfielder's messy exit from the club.
Treloar's situation dominated much of the AFL's trade period discussions, with the 28-year-old insisting that he wanted to stay with the Magpies.
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Collingwood extended the gun midfielder's $900,000-a-season contract until the end of 2025, but the Magpies pushed him to find a third AFL club when they realised the severity of their salary cap bungle.
The club said discussions about his exit came after concerns Treloar would not be able to handle living away from his partner and young daughter.
Treloar's partner Kim Ravaillion revealed that she was moving to Brisbane with the couple's daughter after taking up a contract to play with netball's Queensland Firebirds in 2021.
The Magpies then ended up offloading Treloar to the Western Bulldogs in the dying stages of the trade period.
In a brutal new swipe at Collingwood, Ravaillion has accused the club of making up a narrative around Treloar to suit their own purposes, insisting the club never really wanted to keep hold of the player.
“All those s***ty lies were not the reason they got rid of him, there was another reason,” Ravaillion told the Herald Sun, with the club's finances believed to have been a major factor.
“It was an emotional rollercoaster.
“They (Collingwood) started to say to Adam, ‘It’s bad for your mental health, you won’t be able to handle the move’, and Adam said, ‘That’s up to me, it’s not up to you to decide’.
“Then they started to blame it on me. They were making excuses for why he’s going when in actual fact they just wanted him gone. You feel like you trust someone (the club) and then it all goes.”
After his trade Treloar confirmed Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley told him senior Magpies players no longer wanted him at the club.
In a meeting with Buckley, the Magpies mentor expressed concern some players had with Treloar and they believed it was in his best interests to leave.
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“That was told to me in no uncertain way,” Treloar told reporters.
“That did hurt because I know how close I am with the players; to be told that when I don't think that's the truth (hurts).
“To be told there's some players who don't want you there when I know that the majority of players love and care for me.
“They were adamant on moving me on so no matter how they were going to go about it, it was going to happen.
“It was a fight up until the end because that's where I wanted to be at Collingwood.
“I guess anything was going to be said to move me on.
“There's not been one player that has come to me and said 'yeah, I was apart of moving you on.”
Treloar was one of four Magpies to be traded away from Collingwood as the Magpies attempted to balance their books.
In an interview with AFL.com.au earlier this month, Buckley suggested Treloar had taken his trade personally and admitted the pair have been unable to see eye to eye about it.
“We believe, and I believe I, show genuine love and care for our people and we really challenge the professional," Buckley said.
"And sometimes when there’s professional decisions that need to be made, it’s hard to separate the personal side of it.
“I’ve reached out to ‘Ads’ a couple of times and we haven’t connected.”
Treloar is set for a blockbuster showdown with his former club when the Western Bulldogs play Collingwood in round one next Friday night.
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