“Dickileaks” St.Kilda photo scandal…the plot thickens (aka Rickyleaks)


VIDEO:  Ricky Nixon allegedly in St Kilda Schoolgirl’s hotel room bed

AUDIO: Hughesy and Kate speak to St Kilda schoolgirl about relationship with Ricky Nixon.

AUDIO: Herald Sun editor talks about the videos provided by St Kilda schoolgirl

Updated 7am 22/02/11 Here is the latest though, With Ricky Nixon believed to of fled Australia…This is going to be blown wide open today

DISGRACED player agent Ricky Nixon is believed to have fled Australia.

Collingwood president and Triple M breakfast presenter Eddie McGuire tweeted early this morning about Nixon, who is at the centre of a scandal involving the St Kilda school girl, flying the coop last night.

The tweet said McGuire received an SMS from Nixon, 47, in the departure lounge.

Explosive video and audio recorded by the girl reveal what she claims is Nixon engaging in conduct that could ruin his career.

The Herald Sun can reveal details of recordings which the 17-year-old claims will prove she and Nixon, 47, were in a cocaine-fuelled sexual relationship.

In a video, the girl says to the camera “This is proving that Ricky Nixon is here, just have a look at this”, while a shower can be heard running in the background.

Rifling through the pockets of a pair of jeans on the floor, the girl produces a Blackberry mobile phone displaying Ricky Nixon’s image and name.

The time and date of the phone show as 2.15am on Saturday, February 12.

She takes out a wallet displaying what appears to be Ricky Nixon’s Flying Start and Etihad Stadium pass and credit cards.

The girl scans to a table where there is a pile of white powder which appears to be cocaine with one line next to it.

There is a empty plastic bag on the bench.

After another conversation caught on tape, a man she claims was Ricky Nixon undresses to his underwear and climbs on the bed.

In one phone conversation she claims she recorded of Nixon this month, a man tries to convince her to support him publicly.

Nixon, who is not supposed to contact or see the girl, tried to coach her how to respond to a high-profile journalist writing a critical article about him and his handling of her, she says.

In the phone call, the man the girl claims is Nixon talks about Age journalist Caroline Wilson saying: “She’s writing an article slamming St Kilda about how they’ve handled all this.”

“She’s also going to rip into me about the way I’ve treated you and you know, well, which is ridiculous.

“I’m going to ring her and say, not say anything, but say look, if you’re going to write anything about me, how about you talk to … “

The girl says: “So you want me to stand up for you?”

Male voice: “Well, don’t stand, I don’t want you to go overboard, but just say look, Ricky’s been helping me get myself back together a bit, and, I don’t want to talk about it too much, just sort of say something like that. Could you do that or not?”

She replied: “Yeah, I sort of wanted to say that I hate you though, because I hate you like heaps though, so.”

The man then turned on the charm, she said.

“Don’t say (that) you idiot. I’ll make it up to you tonight baby, all right?

“So, if she rings you, don’t say I’ve put you up to it or anything like that.

“The main thing they’re going to focus on is that I had these photos of you and da de da de da de da. Even if you say Ricky sat down with me and he destroyed those photos and … “

She then tells him he has not deleted photos of her.

“How do you know I haven’t?” the man says, to which she replies: “Because you showed me the other night.”

He follows with a sleazy reply: “Yeah, well, I’ll have another look in my phone tonight, when I’m on top of you … Oh sorry, don’t vomit again.”

After the conversation, a friend with her exclaims: “He’s so ugly … You’re dating the Elephant Man.”

The Herald Sun first became aware of the scandal when the girl contacted the paper on February 13, saying: “Hey AD, I might have a VERY good story for you …?”

At 1.56am on February 15, she texted: “Got a clear facial shot. See me tmrw?”

Then she texted: “He’s sleeping in my bed right now … What time will u be up tmrw?? I think he’s leaving my aprtmt at around 6am??”‘

The Herald Sun then filmed Nixon leaving Causeway 353 hotel, in the CBD – which St Kilda footy club was paying for – at about 7.15am.

The girl claims they have been involved for about a month, including a rendezvous at his holiday house in Point Lonsdale.

Bad blood between Nixon and the girl began before she released the scandalous Saints’ photos that derailed its pre-season.

Nixon took photos of the girl at his office late last year.

During this meeting, Nixon claims she began stripping after arriving in a police uniform and a mini-skirt.

Her version was very different.

In other texts between Nixon and the girl, seen by the Herald Sun, they give each other pet names.

She had him listed as “Jarrad” and “Jarrad Cutie” in her phone and also had him dialled in as “Ricky F…Face Nixon” before their relationship began.

He referred to her as “Reject”.

The vision, along with other videos and audio tapes released to the Herald Sun, could lead to criminal charges being laid against Mr Nixon.

Material obtained from the girl, including an empty packet, were supplied to Victoria Police about midnight on Friday.

A packet given to the Herald Sun has tested positive for cocaine, opiates and amphetamines.

- with Amelia Harris

Well unless you have been living under a rock you would know about this so called scandal involving nude pics of AFL players, including some that have been released of St.Kilda players. The girl involved has been the subject of all sorts of claims, counter claims, charges and threats. In another remarkable claim, a current police officer has been accused of also having sex with the girl. She earlier made claims of rape, a baby, harassment….If nothing else, she certainly loves attention and actually seeks it out.

All quite bizarre really, and who knows who is telling the truth. Having said that, pictures tell a thousand words and I have copies of all these photos and there is no way Nick Riewoldt was snapped without him knowing or that he was passing by.He is standing there posing totally naked and manscaped, with fullback Zac Dawson. Another one is of Nick Dal Santo with a “Firm grip on things”. There are more photos and all concerned are doing their best to keep it contained but I might suggest the cat is out of the bag people…

22/12/10 UPDATE HERE IS THE AUDIO FROM THE WEBCAST VIDEOS SHE MADE LAST NIGHT

[Audio http://www.archive.org/download/DikileaksAudio01/DickieleaksVideos.mp3]

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A stony-faced Nick Riewoldt faces the media today to explain the existence of nude photographs of himself and teammates

UPDATE 2.43pm: THE girl at the centre of the St Kilda nude photo scandal went on radio this morning to disagree with Nick Riewoldt’s version of events.

The St Kilda captain said at a press conference this morning he doesn’t know the girl who published explicit photos of him and other players on her Facebook page, but is disappointed in her actions and just wanted to spend a quiet Christmas with his family.

But she said not only had she met the St Kilda captain, she took the photos and they were taken in Melbourne.

“I actually really laughed when I heard the statement he (Riewoldt) made at how incorrect it was.

“They weren’t (taken in Miami).”

This morning Riewoldt said he had done nothing wrong.

“I can’t understand why someone I don’t know would want to denigrate me in this way. I don’t know the person. I’m just very disappointed and hurt.

“That a person I have no association with has sought to impugn me is a cause of great distress to myself, my girlfriend, my family and my friends.

“Given that I have absolutely no association with the person at any point. I am at a loss to understand what their motivation could be.”

She said the photo of Riewoldt was taken in Melbourne “at a certain player’s house, and the second one was taken at a hotel room.

“I took them,” she said, with her own camera.

“When I had taken the photos I actually downloaded onto Sam’s (Gilbert’s) computer then sent them to my email address.”

“Only two were sent from Sam’s computer were ones that I released, which were the ones I took originally.

“A few of the players already knew about them, a lot of media knew as well, but nothing was really said because nobody thought I had the guts to do it.

“I showed a few media places… I never once asked for money.”

The girl said she released the photos as revenge after the players had “annoyed me or been rude to me or been abusive.”

The teen, who has released explicit photos of St Kilda players Riewoldt, Zac Dawson and Nick Dal Santo, on the internet says she plans to upload at least a dozen more, despite a court order forbidding it.

Photos released by the girl on her Facebook site yesterday, showing the players in various states of undress in a hotel room, have outraged the AFL Players’ Association and St Kilda. The club yesterday asked police to investigate.

Riewoldt speaks on nude pics

Riewoldt said he had no association with the girl who published the picture, but it had caused untold hurt to him and his family.

“For the record I have never met the person who posted my photograph. A person who I have no association with … has caused great distress to me, my girlfriend and family,” Riewoldt said.

“I don’t know the woman and it’s very hard for me to comment on someone I don’t know. I find that very difficult. That’s why it’s the cause of such distress.”

The Saints’ captain said the picture in question was taken about a year ago by teammate Sam Gilbert in Miami. He said he had woken up, got out of bed, and the photo was taken but he told Gilbert to delete it and believed it had been destroyed.

“I didn’t expect it to be kept on a camera, and then downloaded onto his computer and obviously didn’t expect it would be taken from his computer without knowledge or consent.”

He told the gathered media contingent this morning that despite the distress, and his disappointment in Gilbert, he refused to be affected by the scandal.

“This has all hit me like a tonne of bricks yesterday.

“I’m not going to be the victim to this sort of garbage. I’m going to move on and enjoy Christmas with my family.”

The girl, a jilted former lover of another Saint, is threatening to release a “scrapbook” of damaging images and text messages.

She has vowed to continue posting images each day until the police force her to stop.

The 17-year-old tweeted last night that it had been a big day and her fans should keep an eye out for more news this morning.

The teen also:

CLAIMED she was setting up a new Facebook account after hers was shut down;

THANKED people for their support;

CLAIMED she had not been served with a copy of the court order made yesterday banning her from posting the images or been contacted by police.

The Herald Sun has been told the photos were obtained from a player’s computer.

But the girl denies it, saying she took them in a Melbourne hotel room this year.

The Federal Court yesterday issued an order restraining the girl and Facebook from posting more photos. It applies until a hearing on December 23.

The girl, now 17, said she had been unaware of the order until told by the Herald Sun, but vowed to defy it.

“I’m going to put on some new ones (photos) tomorrow and more the next day,” she said.

“My credibility was gone out the window the moment this all came out.

“I’m a 17-year-old girl. I can’t take on an AFL club, I can’t take on St Kilda. I can’t take on the AFL.

“I’ve had so many court orders placed against me.”

The girl claimed this year she had become pregnant to an AFL star after meeting players following a match. An investigation followed.

She has since vainly attempted to sell the photos.

In red lettering across the photos she posted, she wrote “Merry Christmas, Courtesy of The St Kilda Schoolgirl”.

She told the Herald Sun yesterday she wanted to exact revenge on St Kilda and the AFL over her treatment.

“It’s because I hate the AFL and I hate St Kilda,” she said.

“Words can’t describe how I feel. I have 19 more photos … They will be all up by the end of this week. I just want revenge. I want them to know what it’s like to have your reputation destroyed.”

St Kilda said yesterday it believed the photos had been obtained illegally.

“The club can confirm that the image was not distributed with the players’ consent,” it said.

“The club can also confirm that the photo was not taken by the person responsible for posting it online and believes that it was obtained illegally.

A Victoria Police spokesman said it had been advised it was a civil matter. No official criminal investigation has been instigated.

Saints CEO Michael Nettlefold has disputed claims by the girl that the club had given her any financial aid, stating that at no stage had it paid for her to stay in city hotels.

“She has a history of wild accusations,” he said.

“I can categorically tell you it is complete nonsense St Kilda Football Club paid for anything.”

The players were told of the images soon after they were posted about midday.

The girl, who has also alleged sexual misconduct against a player from another club, has continued to socialise with AFL players, including Collingwood premiership players.

The AFL Players’ Association said players were outraged at the “gross invasion of privacy”.

“Just like any other person, AFL players have a right to have their privacy protected,” it said.

“This latest incident adds further weight to calls for stronger legal protection for high-profile people subjected to these kinds of seemingly malicious actions.”

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"Dickileaks" St.Kilda photo scandal…the plot thickens (aka Rickyleaks)


VIDEO:  Ricky Nixon allegedly in St Kilda Schoolgirl’s hotel room bed

AUDIO: Hughesy and Kate speak to St Kilda schoolgirl about relationship with Ricky Nixon.

AUDIO: Herald Sun editor talks about the videos provided by St Kilda schoolgirl

Updated 7am 22/02/11 Here is the latest though, With Ricky Nixon believed to of fled Australia…This is going to be blown wide open today

DISGRACED player agent Ricky Nixon is believed to have fled Australia.

Collingwood president and Triple M breakfast presenter Eddie McGuire tweeted early this morning about Nixon, who is at the centre of a scandal involving the St Kilda school girl, flying the coop last night.

The tweet said McGuire received an SMS from Nixon, 47, in the departure lounge.

Explosive video and audio recorded by the girl reveal what she claims is Nixon engaging in conduct that could ruin his career.

The Herald Sun can reveal details of recordings which the 17-year-old claims will prove she and Nixon, 47, were in a cocaine-fuelled sexual relationship.

In a video, the girl says to the camera “This is proving that Ricky Nixon is here, just have a look at this”, while a shower can be heard running in the background.

Rifling through the pockets of a pair of jeans on the floor, the girl produces a Blackberry mobile phone displaying Ricky Nixon’s image and name.

The time and date of the phone show as 2.15am on Saturday, February 12.

She takes out a wallet displaying what appears to be Ricky Nixon’s Flying Start and Etihad Stadium pass and credit cards.

The girl scans to a table where there is a pile of white powder which appears to be cocaine with one line next to it.

There is a empty plastic bag on the bench.

After another conversation caught on tape, a man she claims was Ricky Nixon undresses to his underwear and climbs on the bed.

In one phone conversation she claims she recorded of Nixon this month, a man tries to convince her to support him publicly.

Nixon, who is not supposed to contact or see the girl, tried to coach her how to respond to a high-profile journalist writing a critical article about him and his handling of her, she says.

In the phone call, the man the girl claims is Nixon talks about Age journalist Caroline Wilson saying: “She’s writing an article slamming St Kilda about how they’ve handled all this.”

“She’s also going to rip into me about the way I’ve treated you and you know, well, which is ridiculous.

“I’m going to ring her and say, not say anything, but say look, if you’re going to write anything about me, how about you talk to … “

The girl says: “So you want me to stand up for you?”

Male voice: “Well, don’t stand, I don’t want you to go overboard, but just say look, Ricky’s been helping me get myself back together a bit, and, I don’t want to talk about it too much, just sort of say something like that. Could you do that or not?”

She replied: “Yeah, I sort of wanted to say that I hate you though, because I hate you like heaps though, so.”

The man then turned on the charm, she said.

“Don’t say (that) you idiot. I’ll make it up to you tonight baby, all right?

“So, if she rings you, don’t say I’ve put you up to it or anything like that.

“The main thing they’re going to focus on is that I had these photos of you and da de da de da de da. Even if you say Ricky sat down with me and he destroyed those photos and … “

She then tells him he has not deleted photos of her.

“How do you know I haven’t?” the man says, to which she replies: “Because you showed me the other night.”

He follows with a sleazy reply: “Yeah, well, I’ll have another look in my phone tonight, when I’m on top of you … Oh sorry, don’t vomit again.”

After the conversation, a friend with her exclaims: “He’s so ugly … You’re dating the Elephant Man.”

The Herald Sun first became aware of the scandal when the girl contacted the paper on February 13, saying: “Hey AD, I might have a VERY good story for you …?”

At 1.56am on February 15, she texted: “Got a clear facial shot. See me tmrw?”

Then she texted: “He’s sleeping in my bed right now … What time will u be up tmrw?? I think he’s leaving my aprtmt at around 6am??”‘

The Herald Sun then filmed Nixon leaving Causeway 353 hotel, in the CBD – which St Kilda footy club was paying for – at about 7.15am.

The girl claims they have been involved for about a month, including a rendezvous at his holiday house in Point Lonsdale.

Bad blood between Nixon and the girl began before she released the scandalous Saints’ photos that derailed its pre-season.

Nixon took photos of the girl at his office late last year.

During this meeting, Nixon claims she began stripping after arriving in a police uniform and a mini-skirt.

Her version was very different.

In other texts between Nixon and the girl, seen by the Herald Sun, they give each other pet names.

She had him listed as “Jarrad” and “Jarrad Cutie” in her phone and also had him dialled in as “Ricky F…Face Nixon” before their relationship began.

He referred to her as “Reject”.

The vision, along with other videos and audio tapes released to the Herald Sun, could lead to criminal charges being laid against Mr Nixon.

Material obtained from the girl, including an empty packet, were supplied to Victoria Police about midnight on Friday.

A packet given to the Herald Sun has tested positive for cocaine, opiates and amphetamines.

- with Amelia Harris

Well unless you have been living under a rock you would know about this so called scandal involving nude pics of AFL players, including some that have been released of St.Kilda players. The girl involved has been the subject of all sorts of claims, counter claims, charges and threats. In another remarkable claim, a current police officer has been accused of also having sex with the girl. She earlier made claims of rape, a baby, harassment….If nothing else, she certainly loves attention and actually seeks it out.

All quite bizarre really, and who knows who is telling the truth. Having said that, pictures tell a thousand words and I have copies of all these photos and there is no way Nick Riewoldt was snapped without him knowing or that he was passing by.He is standing there posing totally naked and manscaped, with fullback Zac Dawson. Another one is of Nick Dal Santo with a “Firm grip on things”. There are more photos and all concerned are doing their best to keep it contained but I might suggest the cat is out of the bag people…

22/12/10 UPDATE HERE IS THE AUDIO FROM THE WEBCAST VIDEOS SHE MADE LAST NIGHT

[Audio http://www.archive.org/download/DikileaksAudio01/DickieleaksVideos.mp3]

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A stony-faced Nick Riewoldt faces the media today to explain the existence of nude photographs of himself and teammates

UPDATE 2.43pm: THE girl at the centre of the St Kilda nude photo scandal went on radio this morning to disagree with Nick Riewoldt’s version of events.

The St Kilda captain said at a press conference this morning he doesn’t know the girl who published explicit photos of him and other players on her Facebook page, but is disappointed in her actions and just wanted to spend a quiet Christmas with his family.

But she said not only had she met the St Kilda captain, she took the photos and they were taken in Melbourne.

“I actually really laughed when I heard the statement he (Riewoldt) made at how incorrect it was.

“They weren’t (taken in Miami).”

This morning Riewoldt said he had done nothing wrong.

“I can’t understand why someone I don’t know would want to denigrate me in this way. I don’t know the person. I’m just very disappointed and hurt.

“That a person I have no association with has sought to impugn me is a cause of great distress to myself, my girlfriend, my family and my friends.

“Given that I have absolutely no association with the person at any point. I am at a loss to understand what their motivation could be.”

She said the photo of Riewoldt was taken in Melbourne “at a certain player’s house, and the second one was taken at a hotel room.

“I took them,” she said, with her own camera.

“When I had taken the photos I actually downloaded onto Sam’s (Gilbert’s) computer then sent them to my email address.”

“Only two were sent from Sam’s computer were ones that I released, which were the ones I took originally.

“A few of the players already knew about them, a lot of media knew as well, but nothing was really said because nobody thought I had the guts to do it.

“I showed a few media places… I never once asked for money.”

The girl said she released the photos as revenge after the players had “annoyed me or been rude to me or been abusive.”

The teen, who has released explicit photos of St Kilda players Riewoldt, Zac Dawson and Nick Dal Santo, on the internet says she plans to upload at least a dozen more, despite a court order forbidding it.

Photos released by the girl on her Facebook site yesterday, showing the players in various states of undress in a hotel room, have outraged the AFL Players’ Association and St Kilda. The club yesterday asked police to investigate.

Riewoldt speaks on nude pics

Riewoldt said he had no association with the girl who published the picture, but it had caused untold hurt to him and his family.

“For the record I have never met the person who posted my photograph. A person who I have no association with … has caused great distress to me, my girlfriend and family,” Riewoldt said.

“I don’t know the woman and it’s very hard for me to comment on someone I don’t know. I find that very difficult. That’s why it’s the cause of such distress.”

The Saints’ captain said the picture in question was taken about a year ago by teammate Sam Gilbert in Miami. He said he had woken up, got out of bed, and the photo was taken but he told Gilbert to delete it and believed it had been destroyed.

“I didn’t expect it to be kept on a camera, and then downloaded onto his computer and obviously didn’t expect it would be taken from his computer without knowledge or consent.”

He told the gathered media contingent this morning that despite the distress, and his disappointment in Gilbert, he refused to be affected by the scandal.

“This has all hit me like a tonne of bricks yesterday.

“I’m not going to be the victim to this sort of garbage. I’m going to move on and enjoy Christmas with my family.”

The girl, a jilted former lover of another Saint, is threatening to release a “scrapbook” of damaging images and text messages.

She has vowed to continue posting images each day until the police force her to stop.

The 17-year-old tweeted last night that it had been a big day and her fans should keep an eye out for more news this morning.

The teen also:

CLAIMED she was setting up a new Facebook account after hers was shut down;

THANKED people for their support;

CLAIMED she had not been served with a copy of the court order made yesterday banning her from posting the images or been contacted by police.

The Herald Sun has been told the photos were obtained from a player’s computer.

But the girl denies it, saying she took them in a Melbourne hotel room this year.

The Federal Court yesterday issued an order restraining the girl and Facebook from posting more photos. It applies until a hearing on December 23.

The girl, now 17, said she had been unaware of the order until told by the Herald Sun, but vowed to defy it.

“I’m going to put on some new ones (photos) tomorrow and more the next day,” she said.

“My credibility was gone out the window the moment this all came out.

“I’m a 17-year-old girl. I can’t take on an AFL club, I can’t take on St Kilda. I can’t take on the AFL.

“I’ve had so many court orders placed against me.”

The girl claimed this year she had become pregnant to an AFL star after meeting players following a match. An investigation followed.

She has since vainly attempted to sell the photos.

In red lettering across the photos she posted, she wrote “Merry Christmas, Courtesy of The St Kilda Schoolgirl”.

She told the Herald Sun yesterday she wanted to exact revenge on St Kilda and the AFL over her treatment.

“It’s because I hate the AFL and I hate St Kilda,” she said.

“Words can’t describe how I feel. I have 19 more photos … They will be all up by the end of this week. I just want revenge. I want them to know what it’s like to have your reputation destroyed.”

St Kilda said yesterday it believed the photos had been obtained illegally.

“The club can confirm that the image was not distributed with the players’ consent,” it said.

“The club can also confirm that the photo was not taken by the person responsible for posting it online and believes that it was obtained illegally.

A Victoria Police spokesman said it had been advised it was a civil matter. No official criminal investigation has been instigated.

Saints CEO Michael Nettlefold has disputed claims by the girl that the club had given her any financial aid, stating that at no stage had it paid for her to stay in city hotels.

“She has a history of wild accusations,” he said.

“I can categorically tell you it is complete nonsense St Kilda Football Club paid for anything.”

The players were told of the images soon after they were posted about midday.

The girl, who has also alleged sexual misconduct against a player from another club, has continued to socialise with AFL players, including Collingwood premiership players.

The AFL Players’ Association said players were outraged at the “gross invasion of privacy”.

“Just like any other person, AFL players have a right to have their privacy protected,” it said.

“This latest incident adds further weight to calls for stronger legal protection for high-profile people subjected to these kinds of seemingly malicious actions.”

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Pies players Dayne Beams and John McCarthy named


Well Eddie is not happy his players have been named. But I wonder if it were on the other foot and he has his media hat on from the footy show days and the players were from another club, would he be willing to announce the “Exclusive” like he did many times as host of the show? Bloody oath…Eddie is of course protective of his players as President, but he has forgotten where he came from…

Pies players Dayne Beams and John McCarthy named

Dayne Beams

UPDATE 10.52am: COLLINGWOOD president Eddie McGuire has labelled Neil Mitchell a “self-appointed, self-important windbag” after the 3AW host named the players interviewed by police regarding a sexual assault.

Premiership player Dayne Beams and teammate John McCarthy have been named as being the players who have been interviewed by police regarding a sexual assault.

McGuire hit out at radio talk-back host Mitchell at the end of his Triple M breakfast show this morning, after the 3AW broadcaster named the duo on his program this morning.

(Listen to Neil Mitchell’s reasons for naming the players on 3AW radio)

(Listen to Eddie McGuire’s reaction here on Triple M)

Collingwood Football Club, of which I am the president, has not said anything other than it will protect the rights of people,” McGuire said.

“Collingwood Football Club and the players involved have openly co-operated with every situation asked of us.

“Neil Mitchell is a self-appointed, self-important windbag.

“He talks of fairness? This is the hypocrisy of Neil Mitchell.”

McGuire said Mitchell promoted the rights of all people to be equal in the eyes of the law “unless they’re someone he wants to name.”

“It is damned well irresponsible.”

McGuire also hit out at Mitchell’s accusations that media outlets had been threatened with legal action by the club if they revealed the players involved.

“But to put the word ‘club threat’ (makes it) sound like we’re bullies. It is a complete an unmitigated lie and misrepresentation of (the) situation.”

Mitchell today said he had named the men “in the name of fairness, but I may very well make enemies by doing it”.

He said he had confirmed the names with “several sources”, but stressed that “these men are not guilty of anything and strongly deny any wrongdoing”.

“All they’ve done is cooperate with police,” Mitchell said.

“If anything illegal happened, and we don’t know that, they may have been witnesses in that they were in the flat and they may have information to help police.”

But he said the names should be made public, because it was “unfair to other Collingwood players”; a precedent of other players being named in other situations; and the rumours wrongly naming other Pies players both on the internet and in the community.

“So why should Collingwood players be any different here?” Mitchell said today.

He said the names being public, “goes with the territory” of being a public figure.

He said it was wrong that he now faced a threat of being sued by Collingwood as a result of naming the players.

“I believe I can name them as long as I make clear the solid possibility that they’ve done nothing wrong, even if a sexual assault occurred, and we don’t even know that.

“They may just be witnesses, not participants.”

He again called on the club to confirm the names.

The investigation centres around an alleged sexual assault in South Melbourne hours after Collingwood’s historic premiership win on Saturday.

No charges have been laid. The pair have denied any wrong doing. The Herald Sun does not suggest that there is an allegation against the pair. It may be that they are witnesses only because they were at the house at the time of the alleged incident.

The identification comes hours after Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe slammed the circulation of the alleged players’ names online.

Victoria Police hasn’t released any names whatsoever,” Deputy Commissioner Walshe said.

Mr Walshe said he assumed investigators had been consulted about one of the players allegedly involved going overseas.

AFL Players’ Association spokesman Ian Prendergast said the players were “vigorously denying the allegations”.

He emphasised that no charges had been laid.

“We encourage everyone to respect that and not pre-judge it,” he said.

It is not the first time Beams, taken with pick 29 in the 2008 draft, has caused headlines for the wrong reasons.

Collingwood suspended the tattooed forward for the club’s last practice match this year after a member of the Magpies “family” spotted him out late at night and dobbed him in.

Gold Coast-bred Beams, 20, starred in his debut season last year, playing 18 games.

John McCarthy

McCarthy, 20, was drafted from the Dandenong Stingrays in 2007.

The tall midfielder-forward was impressive in the handful of games he played in 2008 before being hamstrung by injury last year.

He only managed two games this year.

Some Pies stars celebrated the flag – the club’s first in 20 years – at Eve nightclub in South Melbourne on Saturday night.

Other teammates, coaching staff, sponsors and supporters partied at a private gathering at Tonic bar at Crown on Saturday night.

Many of the Pies players spent yesterday relaxing in Bali ahead of recently retired teammate Shane O’Bree’s wedding this weekend