Cat in police assault probe
Geelong's Jesse Stringer. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo
GEELONG is awaiting the outcome of a police investigation involving midfielder Jesse Stringer, who was arrested over the alleged assault of a woman.
The club confirmed Stringer was ''the subject of a complaint'', after the 21-year-old was arrested and taken into custody following an incident at a house in Grovedale on Friday morning.
''Given that the matter is being investigated by the police, the club, its players and officials are not in position to make any comment until such time as the police investigation and any subsequent events arising out of the investigation have been concluded,'' a club statement said.
Victoria Police said: ''Police were called to a Grovedale address just after 7am [Friday morning} in regards to an alleged assault. A 21-year-old Grovedale man was arrested and released pending further inquiries.''
No charges have been laid and Geelong officials would not comment on Stringer's availability for selection until they had more information from police.
The Cats have a bye this weekend. Stringer, recruited from SANFL club the Port Adelaide Magpies, was elevated from the rookie list in April and made his AFL debut in round four against Richmond.
He has played eight games for the Cats this year and kicked three goals.