Essendon great Tim Watson has revealed exactly what has become of Jobe Watson's 2012 Brownlow Medal.

The whereabouts of the medal has been one of the great mysteries of the past 12 months, after Jobe Watson was stripped of the award after the Bombers players were suspended for 12 months by WADA due to the 2012 supplements regime.

Jobe has maintained he does not know where the medal is, but his father, Tim, has revealed it is now back at AFL House, after he returned it to League headquarters late last year.

“The AFL has the Brownlow,” Tim Watson said on SEN radio on Thursday.

“I can tell you he didn’t know where it was, he didn’t give it to me. I had no idea where it was.

“He gave it to (his mother) Susie, because she was worried he would lose it a long time ago.

“She had it and then I handed it back to the AFL.”

Jobe Watson announced his retirement from the game on Wednesday after 217 games with the club. Watson revealed yesterday that following his suspension and the four-year ordeal, he does not love the game as much as he previously did.

“I guess it’s like you’re in a relationship and your partner cheats on you and you get back together and you probably don’t love her the same way. That’s how I feel about the game, I probably don’t love it as much as I used to,” he said.

“I think you do (forgive). Life is too short. You just don’t feel the same. I think it’s the hurt associated with it and when you get inflicted with that sort of pain, invariably the way you feel about something changes.

“The most difficult time was certainly after the WADA finding, having to go through that. The medal didn’t matter to me, it wasn’t important, it was the way in which I played.”