A former Essendon and St Kilda player reportedly appeared in court this week, where he did not apply for bail.
Former AFL player Andrew Lovett is reportedly behind bars and faces at least 11 assault charges over alleged incidents since February last year.
According to a 7 News report, Lovett fronted the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on Thursday represented by top lawyer David Grace and did not apply for bail.
The 39-year-old is scheduled to next appear in court on January 11.
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Lovett played 88 games for Essendon before being traded to St Kilda at the close of the 2009 season.
The Saints parted with Pick 16 in order to secure Lovett’s services.
Just months after arriving, however, Lovett’s three-year, million-dollar deal was scrapped after several breaches of his playing contract.
The club sacked Lovett a day after he was charged with rape – a charge which was ultimately dropped.
St Kilda officials insisted at the time the decision was unrelated to the charge and instead focused on the reputation damage he had inflicted on the club.
Saints coach at the time, Ross Lyon, admitted years later recruiting Lovett was “an unmitigated disaster”.
Originally published as Report: Ex-AFL player Andrew Lovett behind bars, facing multiple assault charges