Aaron Edwards with North Melbourne. Photo: Getty Images
IT hasn't taken long for Aaron Edwards to find himself in trouble at his new club.
The former North Melbourne forward was locked up by police after a night of drinking in the city just a day-and-a half after being traded to Richmond.
It's understood Edwards was fined about $500 for being drunk in a public place at about 12.30am in Collins Street on Sunday morning, and spent around four hours in jail before being released.
The 28-year-old, who was acquired on Friday in a deal that sent Richmond's No.74 draft pick to the Roos, faces internal discipline from his new club.
Richmond officials confirmed the incident in a statement released yesterday, revealing "no charges were laid", but refused to make any further comment.
The Tigers showed last year that they were serious about punishing players who strayed off-field.
Star midfielder Dustin Martin was suspended for two games for missing a training session after mixing alcohol with prescription sleeping pills, while team-mate Daniel Connors was sacked from the club altogether for his part in the drama.
Edwards has a history of bad behaviour off the field, although it seemed that he was putting those troubles behind him this year.
In the off-season four years ago, the explosive forward was caught speeding and refused an alcohol test. He was fined $5,000 and suspended by North for the pre-season and the first four matches of 2009.
The hefty club suspension came after another incident two years before where Edwards was ejected for being drunk at a Lionel Richie concert at a winery in regional Victoria in 2007. The club also fined him on that occasion.
The Roos chose to part ways with Edwards last week after he slipped behind Drew Petrie, Lachie Hansen and Robbie Tarrant in the pecking order of key forwards, despite a strong start to the season where he booted 14 goals in the first five matches.
The Tigers hoped the high-leaping goal-kicker would be an asset to their forward line next season, supporting incumbent key targets Jack Riewoldt and Tyrone Vickery.
Edwards finished up playing just nine games last year, and has managed 82 matches since starting his career at West Coast in 2005 as a rookie.