2020 Marsh Community Series - Adelaide v Gold Coast
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06: Brad Crouch of the Crows is tackled by Lachie Weller of the Suns during the 2020 Marsh Community Series match between the Adelaide Crows and the Gold Coast Suns at Flinders University Stadium on March 06, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Photos)

The Adelaide Crows have confirmed that Brad Crouch and Tyson Stengle are under investigation for an “illicit substance” incident.

The pair were reportedly found with found with the possession of a prohibited substance in Adelaide in the early hours of this morning.

The Crows released the following statement on the matter on their website.

Adelaide is investigating an incident involving two of its players from the early hours of this morning.

Brad Crouch and Tyson Stengle were stopped by police and allegedly caught in the possession of an illicit substance in the city precinct.

The Club understands neither player will be charged and instead police have referred them to a counselling process.

Crows Head of Football Adam Kelly said the Club was extremely disappointed in what was clearly a significant breach of community standards.

“First and foremost, the alleged conduct is serious and we will continue to ask questions and make sure we have all of the facts before settling on a definitive position going forward,” Kelly said.

“The Club will also liaise closely with the AFL and AFL Players Association during this process, including working through any consequences under the AFL’s illicit drug policy.

“What is absolutely clear is that all players across the League are well educated about drug use and relevant policies.”

Kelly said the Club would ensure both players received the necessary support.

“As an organisation, we take a very strong stance against any behaviour of this kind,” he said.

“The wellbeing of Brad and Tyson is also paramount and we will make sure they receive appropriate support.”