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Hay spurns Hawks as bidding begins

By Sam Lienert 03/10/2005 06:47:18 PM Comments (0)

Hawthorn fullback Jonathan Hay on Monday burnt his bridges with the AFL club, accusing the Hawks of lying about wanting to keep him, as a bidding war opened for his services.

And uncontracted Carlton premiership player Scott Camporeale is also on the trade market, after Monday saying he wanted to leave the Blues.

The Hawks on Monday turned down the Kangaroos' offer of their first-round pick for 26-year-old key defender Hay.

Fremantle is set to make its opening offer for the 2001 All Australian fullback on Tuesday, after submitting him to a series of medical tests in Perth on Monday.

The Hawks maintained they wanted either two first-round draft selections, or one first-round pick and a player, in exchange for Hay, saying otherwise he would remain at Hawthorn.

But Hay scotched that idea when he on Monday lambasted the Hawks for saying they had not initiated the idea of trading him and predicted years of on-field gloom for the club.

"I did want to stay at Hawthorn, they're denying that they floated my name, which I think they're lying," Hay told the Ten Network.

"To be honest I'm a little bit disappointed."

"I would have preferred to stay there, but now that they've thrown my name out there I don't want to be there."

Hay said he was happy to go to either Fremantle or the Kangaroos, taking the chance for a further dig at the Hawks.

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