FIRST-YEAR AFL player Oscar Adams has been suspended following an investigation into his car accident.

The 18-year-old St Kilda ruckman/defender was over the legal blood alcohol limit when he crashed his vehicle on February 5.

He was not hurt in the incident and has not yet been handed any formal charges by police.

However, St Kilda has found Adams in breach of both his player contract and the AFL players code of conduct.

Adams, who has not yet played a senior game, has been suspended until round three of the VFL season and will be made to apologise to his teammates in front of the full playing group.

He will also have to carry out unpaid community work throughout 2022.

In a statement on Friday, St Kilda said further sanctions could be handed down if Adams is convicted of a drink-driving offence.

Adams, originally from Mount Gambier, was recruited by the Saints via SANFL club Glenelg with pick No.51 in last November's national draft.