New charges laid against Adelaide Crows over Kurt Tippett

By staff writers, Yahoo!7 November 14, 2012, 11:18 am

The Adelaide Crows and its chief executive Steven Trigg have been slapped with more charges as they prepare to face the AFL commission on Monday.

The extra charges relate to alleged payments made to Tippett that were outside of the salary cap.

The news comes as star forward Kurt Tippett declared his innocence and threatened to sue the Crows if the AFL decided to de-register him, News Limited reported.

AFL general manager Adrian Anderson revealed the details of the new charges in a press release today.

"In accordance with AFL Player Rule 17, which relates to the enforcement of the AFL Draft and Total Player Payments, I have today issued a further three charges. The Adelaide Crows Football Club, Adelaide Crows Chief Executive Officer Steven Trigg and Adelaide Crows General Manager Football Operations Phil Harper have each been charged once as follows:

Contrary to Rule 17 of the Rules, between September 2009 and October 2012, you engaged in conduct in breach of the Total Player Payments provisions in the Rules.

"Again, in accordance with Rule 17, the Adelaide Crows FC, Mr Trigg and Mr Harper were each advised today in writing of the charges.

“These further charges will also be heard before the full AFL Commission next Monday, November 19, at 1pm at AFL House," Mr Anderson said.

Meanwhile, the Sydney Swans have confirmed they are still interested in signing Tippett despite the ongoing investigations.

"We are still keen for Kurt to become a Swans player," Swans chief executive Andrew told News Limited.

The good news for Sydney is that Tippett reportedly spurned interest from Greater Western Sydney, who have picks before the Swans in both the national and preseason drafts.

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  1. underarm_bowler05:16pm Wednesday 14th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Congrats Israel on bombing Syria. Now you still have unfinished work in Iran Lebanon Egypt Jordan and libya. Maybe we can get the Mossad to visit rooster

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  2. underarm_bowler03:48pm Wednesday 14th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    rooster should compensate us for being a gay illiterate abdullah. No such thing as innocent syrians

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  3. Detlev02:53pm Wednesday 14th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Karma Kurt Karma.You wanted the gold coast in 2009 who got thrashed week in week out not a premiership team in Sydney or staying here and winning one which actually isn't out of the question either. Now you will go to GWS and and get thrashed there.Given the #$%$ surrounding your greed i suspect players from not only the crows will relish the chance to run through you with a shirt front. Karma

  4. 01:45pm Wednesday 14th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Little Rooster..... Now I don't want this sound like I am the big wise cokc but I am becoming concerned about your medication......I know you said your checkups with the doc have all been positive apart from your IQ which did come back negative..... However I was also thinking that maybe your medication would be better taken orally??. I know you have a bit of a fetish for back door entry little bum bandit but you should put your health before pleasure.

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  5. paulski01:36pm Wednesday 14th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Tippett can 'spurn interest' from GWS all he wants, but if they draft him, that's where he's headed. The poor baby won't have any say in the matter.