Source Adelaide Confidential

EX-Swans and Crows player Ryan Fitzgerald became the latest player involved in the AFL betting scandal, saying on his Nova 919 breakfast show he had bet on football while playing.

“I’m going to admit to you now – I did it, when I was playing AFL. I bet against other teams. Not the team I was playing for, but I bet.”

Fitzgerald said he didn’t see a problem with players betting, provided it wasn’t on their club.

“Personally I think you can bet on other games, like I said, one player doesn’t change one thing.”

“(But) if you get busted betting on your team or against, especially against your team, that’s when you should be getting the hefty fines.”

The revelation comes on the back of an exclusive story in today’s Advertiser that several leading Crows players may be dragged into the AFL betting scandal.

The AFL is investigating a suspected syndicate wager Adelaide club champion Simon Goodwin made last season.

AFL investigators, led by former Victorian assistant police commissioner Allan Roberts, this week will ask Goodwin if a bet involving thousands of dollars was for a group of current and former Crows players.

If the league can substantiate this suspicion, the AFL betting scandal that has embarrassed four clubs will put several Crows at risk of suspension.

Their concern over the largest bet on Goodwin’s account is whether it was for a long-running syndicate of current and retired Crows players who regularly gamble, particularly on horse racing.