The AFL announced that it had completed an investigation into the behaviour of Port Adelaide FC listed-player Sam Powell-Pepper on April 8, 2018, following a complaint received on April 9, 2018.

Following the investigation, the AFL has determined that on April 8, 2018, Powell-Pepper engaged in inappropriate behaviour that is unbecoming for an AFL player by being intoxicated in a public place and by making inappropriate contact with a female. Given media commentary and other reporting in this matter, the AFL also note that it has made no other findings in this matter.

The AFL has further determined that, taking into account Powell-Pepper has missed the last two Port Adelaide AFL matches in rounds four and five while the investigation was ongoing, Powell-Pepper will be suspended for a further one week from the AFL competition.

He will not be available to be selected in the Port Adelaide AFL team until Round Seven. Powell-Pepper will be available for selection in Port Adelaide’s SANFL team.