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Another Lion charged over police tangle

Sam Lienert 24/01/2011 08:52:12 PM Comments (0)

Albert Proud has become the second Brisbane AFL player with a history of off-field trouble to be charged over a pre-season tangle with police.

Already dealing with the dramas surrounding problematic star forward Brendan Fevola, the Lions confirmed on Monday that 22-year-old rookie-list player Proud had been suspended by the club over a weekend incident.

Proud was charged with assaulting a police officer in Brisbane on Saturday night and will have to face the Brisbane Magistrates Court on February 8.

He could also face further penalties from the Lions, who are conducting their own investigation.

Proud, who has played 29 games since he debuted in 2007, was delisted by the Lions at the end of last season, but the club gave him a second chance through the rookie draft.

He was previously suspended by the club in 2009, over a nightclub altercation for which he was found guilty of assault.

Proud's latest incident comes three weeks after Fevola - currently in a rehabilitation centre - was arrested for drunken and aggressive behaviour in the early hours of new year's day.

Charges against Fevola for public nuisance and obstructing police have been adjourned until February 1.

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