AFL Rd 6 - Collingwood v Hawthorn
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 10: Jonathon Patton of the Hawks leaves the ground with an injury during the round 6 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Hawthorn Hawks at GIANTS Stadium on July 10, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Hawthorn forward Jonathon Patton has been admitted to hospital following allegations of inappropriate behaviour on social media which has seen him stood down by the club.

Reported by 7NEWSPatton is in hospital after requiring assistance to manage his mental health and has been away from the club’s return to pre-season in 2021.

“We can confirm that Jonathon Patton has been admitted to hospital to assist in the management of his ongoing mental health,” Connor Sports Management said in a statement to 7NEWS.

“We hope that Jonathon’s privacy is respected at this time.”

Patton was stood down by the club on Monday, with Hawks CEO Justin Reeves releasing a statement to members in regards to Patton’s position with the club.

“This is a difficult time for all involved and it is important our club ensures that Jonathon receives the support he requires during this period,” Reeves said.

“We take this matter very seriously and our Integrity Committee is working in conjunction with the AFL’s Integrity Unit to undertake the investigation into these complaints within the framework of the AFL’s Respect and Responsibility Policy.

“We anticipate this process will take some time and we will provide a further update when more information is available.”