Another AFL star in trouble

Geelong captain Joel Selwood.

JOEL Selwood is known for his lightning speed on-field, but the AFL star has found himself in trouble with police for showcasing that skill on the road.

Selwood could face further punishment from the AFL club after being caught speeding at 127km/h on Friday.

Selwood, an Australian Grand Prix ambassador, will lose his license for one month after he was booked in a 100km/h zone.

The Geelong Advertiser reported on Friday that Selwood had two Geelong teammates in the car at the time he was pulled over by police.

Selwood had been spending the day in Warrnambool as part of Geelong’s community camp. The Cats skipper had earlier led students from a local high school in an educational seminar.

“Joel and the club are disappointed in his actions,” acting Cats chief executive Justin Reeves said in a statement.

“Everyone associated with the club takes road safety very seriously, and knows that speeding is unacceptable and can cause accidents.

“Fortunately these actions did not result in an accident.”

Geelong Cats footballer and Australian Grand Prix Ambassador Joel Selwood and nephew, Tom on Simmonds Oval.

Geelong Cats footballer and Australian Grand Prix Ambassador Joel Selwood and nephew, Tom on Simmonds Oval.Source:News Corp Australia

The club is sponsored by the Traffic Accident Commission and Geelong management will meet with the TAC this week to discuss any further penalties that they could impose on the star midfielder, who informed the club immediately after being caught.

TAC spokesman Hamish Heard said the Cats had informed them that a player had been caught speeding, but the organisation did not yet have all the information at hand.

“We’re not yet across the details,” Heard told The Advertiser.

“We work closely with the Cats to ensure all players and officials understand all of the key road safety issues, so it’s extremely disappointing that these questions are being raised.

“It doesn’t matter if you play for a local footy club or you work in retail, we’ve all got a part to play in making the roads safer.

“We need everyone to think about the choices they make every time they get behind the wheel.”

Selwood is yet to comment on the incident.

The Cats skipper was recently photographed as part of his relationship with the Melbourne Formula One grand prix, ironically posing alongside race car “Lightning McQueen” from Pixar’s Cars movie franchise.


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