AFL: Police investigate Bailey Smith incident at a Gold Coast pub

By Jesse Hyland For Daily Mail Australia

AFL star Bailey Smith has been involved in an alleged altercation at a popular Gold Coast pub.

The incident occurred at Burleigh Pavilion on the October long weekend - one week after Smith's team, the Western Bulldogs, lost the 2021 AFL Grand Final.

Police are investigating after a formal complaint was lodged by a 22-year-old man who alleges Smith, 20, pushed him in the early hours of Monday, October 4.

Altercation: Police are investigating an incident at a Gold Coast pub involving AFL star Bailey Smith (pictured)

'Police have received a complaint in relation to an [incident involving] a 22-year-old man at Goodwin Terrace around 12.10am on Monday, October 4, 2021,' a police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.

'The man was transported to hospital for treatment. Investigations are ongoing.'   

The man lodged the complaint days after the reported altercation happened.

Incident: A formal complaint was lodged by a 22-year-old man who alleges the Western Bulldogs star pushed him in the early hours of Monday, October 4

Location: The incident occurred at Burleigh Pavilion on the October long weekend - one week after Smith's footy team lost the AFL grand final

Smith has not yet made contact with Queensland Police over the matter. 

An AFL spokesman confirmed it had been made aware of the matter by the Western Bulldogs, but that no further action had been taken at this stage against Smith. 

'The AFL has been advised by the Western Bulldogs of an incident involving a player on October 4,' the spokesperson said.

'On the basis of the information we currently have there will be no further action at this stage.'

Response: Smith has not yet made contact with Queensland Police over the matter. An AFL spokesman confirmed it had been made aware of the matter by the Western Bulldogs, but that no further action had been taken at this stage against Smith

The Bulldogs also publicly acknowledged the incident in a statement and revealed there were in fact a 'small group of players' present in the vicinity when the purported altercation occurred.

'The Western Bulldogs are aware of an incident which occurred in Burleigh Heads in Queensland on 4 October, where a small group of its players were present,' a club spokesman said. 

'The Club has conducted its own investigation and is satisfied that no further action is required at this point in time.'  

Daily Mail Australia have reached out to Queensland Police for further details on the matter. 

Witnesses: The Bulldogs publicly acknowledged the incident in a statement and revealed there were in fact a 'small group of players' present in the vicinity when the purported altercation occurred