RICHMOND says it is aware that star midfielder Dion Prestia was out in Richmond on Saturday night.

The club released a statement on Monday revealing it had contacted the AFL and said it would not make further comment until the incident had been investigated.

A photo of Prestia, 28, was posted on social media with party-goers who were breaking lockdown laws as they embarked on a take-away pub crawl.

It has been reported, however, that Prestia posed for the photo and was not linked to the group. He was within 5km of his home.

The AFL has confirmed it is aware of the situation.

Prestia, like Richmond, has had a disappointing year and been in and out of the side as he's battled injury.

A sore Dion Prestia on the bench during the round three clash between Richmond and Sydney at the MCG on April 3, 2021. Picture: AFL Photos

He's only managed nine games for the season due to a variety of hamstring and calf complaints. 

Prestia did, however, play on Friday night in the horror loss to Greater Western Sydney which effectively ended the Tigers' slim chances of making finals and defending their flag.

He had 22 touches in the 39-point defeat.