Collingwood player Jack Crisp is being investigated by the Magpies after a video containing several leaked Snapchat images of the AFL midfielder were published online. The subject of the leaked photos, which appears to be Crisp but is yet to be confirmed, wrote about illicit drugs and sleeping with young women in the widely condemned posts.
Among various images seen in the video are nude pictures of the subject, with another showing what appeared to be bags of white powder. “Come and drink and have some lines. Just have a bit of a party,” was the caption on one post.
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Another caption read 'You young girls are my little sl**s. I’ll tell you what to do'. According to Channel 7, the images were captured during Crisp's tenure at the Magpies.
The 29-year-old arrived at Collingwood in 2014 after being traded from the Brisbane Lions. The Magpies published a statement soon after the video was shared on social media, declaring they were investigating.
“The Collingwood Football Club is aware of a video circulating online this evening involving AFL player Jack Crisp,” the club said via a statement. “The club has been in contact with the AFL and will work through the situation before providing a further update.”
The contents of the video were also discussed on Channel 9 program Footy Classified, with former Collingwood club president Eddie McGuire suggesting any investigation would look into whether Crish had been 'set up'.
“We’re not quite sure but we’re lead to believe it’s historical, it’s from a number of years back,” McGuire said. “The Collingwood Football Club will do its due diligence with the AFL to see whether it was historical, whether it was private and confidential and whether Jack Crisp is the victim here.”
Magpies hoping Jack Crisp scandal won't distract from AFL winning streak
Crisp has played an AFL record 185 consecutive games dating back to his tenure with the Lions, where he previously ran into trouble with the league for placing $129 worth of bets on his own matches. It's not the first drug-related scandal the Magpies have had to confront this season.
Jack Ginnivan returned to action in round three after being handed a two-week ban during the off-season. The 20-year-old had been filmed taking drugs in a nightclub bathroom, with the footage subsequently making its way onto social media.
With the Magpies enjoying an unbeaten start to their 2023 season, capitalising on their momentum from last year's preliminary final run, off-field scandals are the last thing coach Craig McRae needs. With Ginnivan having only returned to the side last week, Collingwood will be keen not to let the Crisp scandal rock the boat.
In a twist of fate, the Magpies take on Brisbane at the Gabba on Thursday night. Crisp has been named to start on the half-back flank.
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