PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Harley Bennell of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the round 22 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Richmond Tigers at Domain Stadium on August 20, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Bennell’s future under a cloud after alleged nightclub altercation, training no show

Fremantle star Harley Bennell could again be in hot water after it was alleged he was involved in an altercation in a Fremantle nightclub on Sunday night. 

Video footage obtained by Channel Seven show a man involved in a scuffle with security guards inside Club 189 in Fremantle, with bystanders claiming the man involved was the AFL midfielder. 

In a statement released by the football club, Fremantle officials declared they are aware of “a matter involving a player at a licensed premises.”

“The club is making enquiries and will be in a position to comment further when that process is completed,” the statement read.

The allegations could put Bennell’s AFL future under a cloud as he is no stranger to off-field controversy, having previously been reprimanded for an alcohol-fuelled incident on the Gold Coast along with photos emerging of Bennell with a white powder, alleged to be illicit drugs among a long list of indiscretions. 

To make matters worse for Bennell, he then failed to attend training on Monday morning, Fremantle’s first since the Christmas break. 

 

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