Collingwood player Brayden Sier has fallen foul of the AFL's strict betting rules.
Sier, who's yet to make his senior debut, was fined $5000 for betting on the league.
But given the small amounts he wagered and his remorse, the fined was suspended for two seasons.
"Sier had placed a number of bets totalling less than $50 combined on AFL matches (and) events during the 2017 season," the AFL said in a statement on Thursday.
"None of the bets involved were placed on any match (or) event involving Collingwood.
"The player's remorse and full co-operation during the investigation had been taken into account, along with the size of the wagers, and his sanction had therefore been suspended for a two-year period."
Sier must also go through another education course on the AFL's anti-betting regulations.
The Magpies recruited the 20-year-old midfielder with their first pick at No.32 in the 2015 national draft.
While injuries have restricted him to only 18 VFL games in two seasons, last October he signed a one-year contract extension with Collingwood.