Adelaide acknowledges and accepts the AFL sanction handed to Brad Crouch and Tyson Stengle after they were found guilty of conduct unbecoming. 

The players were stopped and searched by police on the morning of September 28 and found to be in the possession of an amount of illicit substance.

The Club has worked closely with the League and AFL Players Association during this process but it does not have grounds to determine, nor enforce, its own penalty.

Crouch has been suspended for the opening two matches of the 2021 AFL Premiership Season while Stengle must sit out four games.

Both will attend a drug and alcohol education course and their conduct also constitutes a notifiable adverse finding under the AFL’s Illicit Drug Policy. 

Crows Head of Football Adam Kelly reiterated the actions of both players was a significant breach of Club and community standards. 

“We strongly condemn this type of behaviour and Brad and Tyson have not acted in a way that reflects our values,” Kelly said. 

“They must work hard to regain the trust of their team mates and coaches, as well as our staff, members and fans. 

“All players across the competition receive a great deal of education about drug use and the AFL’s Illicit Drug Policy.”