AFL Football League suspends two players, threatens legal action

Two players have been suspended from the AFL for an alleged “conduct unbecoming an AFL footballer”.

The players, whose identities have not been released, were part of the Melbourne Renegades team in the 2016 season and were part-time students at the University of Melbourne.

Their names have not yet been released.

The league confirmed it had suspended the players for an undisclosed period of time and was seeking legal advice.

“The AFL has taken the decision to suspend the players pending further information,” it said in a statement.

“This suspension was made after a thorough investigation by the AFL.

The players are not to engage in any activity related to the AFL without AFL approval.”

The league’s announcement comes as the players prepare to return to action against the Western Bulldogs.

The Renegades won the Melbourne Cup with Melbourne in 2016, and finished fourth in the A-League.

The club last won the trophy in 2010.

The club has been fined $10,000 for the alleged behaviour, but is yet to make a formal application to the Australian Competition Commission for a similar sanction.

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