Hawthorn player, Travis Tuck was taken to hospital after an incident on Saturday morning.
Travis, 22, was found unconscious in his car in outer surburban Berwick and was taken to a nearby hospital.
A police spokesman said a small glass jar containing clear liquid was found along with drug paraphernalia in a search of the car.
Travis is the son of Hawks legend Michael Tuck who made his debut in 1972. Michael Tuck played the first of a record 426 games after Hawthorn lost champion full forward Peter Hudson to a knee injury. Travis on the other hand, has appeared in 20 matches since his debut in 2007, but has not been selected for a senior match in 2010.
In a statement on Monday night, Hawthorn said the welfare of the player was the main focus of the club.
”The player was discharged from hospital into the care of his family following an incident in the early hours of Saturday morning,” Hawthorn chief executive Stuart Fox said.
“The club and the player’s family will continue to support the player to ensure his personal health and welfare is secured. The club has notified the AFL of the incident and will keep them fully informed if any more information comes to light.”
The club were refused to respond to suggestions that Tuck was found to have used the illicit ”party” drug known as GHB – gamma hydroxybutyrate – a liquid amphetamine.
In a statement, the AFL was investigating further.
Buford Balony says: This looks like it is typical AFL behaviour after watching the Cousins documentary & seeing the way he was carried off the field in his last match & was given a big reception. Why wouldn’t a young guy say, hey if he can do it why can’t I? This is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Travis is on his 3rd strike under the AFL’s soft drug rules and should be banned for life. Agree or disagree?