Tarryn Thomas’ AFL profession is hanging within the steadiness after recent allegations arose on Wednesday.
The North Melbourne participant will as soon as once more take time away from the membership as investigations into recent claims concerning inappropriate behaviour in direction of girls are undertaken.
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In a press release launched on Wednesday, the membership confirmed it will be gathering additional info concerning studies he had allegedly despatched threatening textual content messages to a lady.
“North Melbourne is conscious of media studies concerning Tarryn Thomas,” the membership assertion learn.
“Thomas has been collaborating in a respect and accountability schooling program that offers with accountability, regret and behavior change following allegations of inappropriate behaviour in direction of girls.
“As has been communicated beforehand, North Melbourne and Thomas will co-operate totally in relation to any additional allegation or investigation.
“Thomas is not going to attend coaching on Thursday whereas the membership gathers extra info.”
Sam Edmund broke the information on SEN of the “recent allegations” surrounding Thomas
“(He’s) accused of sending extra threatening textual content messages, two months after it emerged that a number of girls had detailed a confronting set of allegations to the AFL,” Edmund mentioned.
“Whereas Thomas is now going through recent allegations, it’s unclear whether or not the textual content messages have been despatched earlier than or after Thomas stepped away from the sport on February 1.”
Thomas returned to coaching at Arden Road for the primary time on the finish of February since he was stood down in the beginning of the month following allegations of threatening behaviour made by a number of girls.
The 22-year-old is because of entrance court docket on a single cost of threatening to distribute an intimate picture.
North Melbourne coach Alastair Clarkson postponed a Thursday morning press convention till Friday morning.
After Thomas returned to the coaching observe, Todd Viney – North Melbourne’s head of soccer – mentioned it had been made clear that one other transgression may price him his profession.
“We hope that we’re seen to be critical about what we’re doing and that Tarryn understands he hasn’t acted to the extent society expects,” Viney mentioned.
“We hope that the folks this tonight see that we’re placing issues in place and taking it very critically and we try to alter behaviour greater than something,” he mentioned.
“On this surroundings you behave your self into an AFL program and behave your self out of an AFL program … proceed to show the incorrect habits and you discover your method out of the trade.”
Thomas was stood down by the membership on February 1st after a recent allegation of inappropriate behaviour pressured the membership to behave.
“Tarryn Thomas will take time away from the membership after the AFL’s integrity unit knowledgeable North Melbourne of a brand new allegation of inappropriate behaviour on Wednesday afternoon,” the assertion learn.
The allegations made in opposition to Thomas embrace one girl’s declare the footballer despatched her a textual content message that learn: “You’re a f**king joke … preserve speaking sh*t … sh*t going to come back round quickly … your flip will come … sh*t goes to go down … I’m not a n**** to be f**ked with.”
One other girl despatched a textual content to mates final yr that learn: “I’m too scared … i do know he’s (Thomas) gonna kill me.”
At the very least one of many girls, who was reportedly hospitalised because of an incident in 2022, had been supplied with a psychologist by the league, which instructed the Herald Solar the behaviour alleged to it was “household violence”. The AFL, in response to the report, provided to facilitate conferences with detectives from a household violence investigation unit.
One allegation included Thomas telling a lady he needed to beat her and referred to as her names like “a slut”.
One other allegation claimed Thomas threw a lamp at a lady in a resort room.
At the very least one of many girls, who was reportedly hospitalised because of an incident in 2022, had been supplied with a psychologist by the league.