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Club statement

Fremantle midfielder Bradley Hill has been sanctioned for breaching club protocols in connection with an incident outside a bar in Scarborough on Sunday 6 May. 

Hill, who is recovering from a knee injury suffered in round two, was subsequently interviewed by police for allegedly breaching a police move on notice issued at the time and giving police a false name.

Hill breached the club's alcohol policy and failed to advise the club of the matter in a timely fashion.

Fremantle general manager of football operations Chris Bond said today the club-imposed sanction would see the 24-year-old removed from the leadership group, suspended for one AFL game and fined $5000, with an additional $5000 suspended.

Hill will also be required to undertake an alcohol education program.

“We are disappointed that Bradley put himself in such a situation and made poor decisions and choices,” Bond said.

“More importantly, as a member of the leadership group in a club where more than a third of our list are young first and second year players, Bradley is required, without exception, to be at the forefront of upholding our values and behaviours at all times on and off the field. 

“Clearly on this occasion that was not the case and a significant sanction was required, which Bradley has accepted without question.

“Bradley is a young man who we hold in high regard and we are confident he will learn some valuable lessons from this and go on to be a better person and a better leader in the future.”

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