Former Port Adelaide and Carlton player Nick Stevens has been sentenced to three months prison, with three months suspended.
He has also been fined $3,000.
Stevens faced court on Thursday, pleading guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Laima McKenna.
He had earlier made a deal with prosecutors to drop 10 of the 12 charges against him.
The now 36-year-old, played 127 games for the Power and 104 for Calrton in a career spanning 12 seasons.
Nick Stevens has been jailed for 3 months after pleading guilty to bashing his former girlfriend. He was taken straight into custody #7news
— Emily Angwin (@EmilyCAngwin) July 21, 2016