Footage has emerged of young Port Adelaide star Sam Powell-Pepper stumbling on an Adelaide street in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The vision, obtained by 7 News, was filmed on Morphett St in Adelaide’s CBD at 4am – two hours past the Power’s player curfew.
The East Perth product was yesterday handed a one-game ban by Port for breaking team rules.
The AFL and the club are investigating an incident involving Powell-Pepper at an Adelaide nightclub. A woman alleges he had put his hands up her skirt after Port’s Saturday night win over Brisbane.
While that investigation was ongoing, Powell-Pepper was found to have broken team rules by staying out past the 2am curfew and drinking excessively.
Late on Wednesday, the club’s leadership group, led by skipper Travis Boak, handed down the sanction.
Port veteran Brad Ebert, a member of the leadership group, was forced to defend the club’s culture after the incident.
Powell-Pepper is the sixth Power player in the past two years to have been in trouble off the field, although two had been subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing.