Aaron Edwards
Aaron Edwards

It has taken Aaron Edwards less than two days to bring unwanted attention to his new club Richmond after the forward was fined by police for being intoxicated in a public place on Saturday evening.

Edwards found himself on the wrong side of law just a day after being traded to the Tigers from North Melbourne in what is a less-than-ideal start to his life as a Richmond player.

Thankfully for the 28-year-old, no charges were laid against him.

It is not the first time Edwards, who also played four games for West Coast in 2005, has found himself in the middle of off-field troubles.

In 2007, he was named in a wiretap investigation targeting a convicted drug trafficker in Western Australia and later that year he was thrown out of a Lionel Richie concert at a winery for being drunk.

Two years later, he lost his license for four years and was fined $1500 after he was caught driving almost 30km/h over the speed limit and refused an alcohol test.

North Melbourne suspended him for the 2009 pre-season and four premiership matches and fined him $5000 for the same incident.

Edwards has played 82 games and booted 124 goals since making his AFL debut in 2005.

North Melbourne traded him to Richmond on the final day of the trade period for pick 74 in the national draft, which they on-traded to Melbourne along with Cam Pedersen in exchange for Jordan Gysberts and pick 63.

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