Richmond Football Club was attempting to clarify whether or not Dustin Martin’s driver’s licence had been suspended after the footballer was caught potentially illegally driving an unregistered car on Monday.
The 22-year-old was pulled over by police and told the Jeep he was driving had not been registered.
Martin was also told his licence had been suspended, although the player said he was not aware of that.
Richmond officials have referred the matter to Martin’s manager Craig Notman, Ralph Carr’s sport representative, who told the club that the status of Martin’s demerit points level remained unclear.
Although Jeep is a Richmond major sponsor, Martin’s car has come courtesy of a third party arrangement.
Richmond football boss Daniel Richardson said on Tuesday that the club would follow up the issue with its star midfielder but accepted the player was unaware of any driving suspension and would be unlikely to take the matter further.
Originally from Castlemaine, Martin was drafted to Richmond from the Bendigo Pioneers in 2009. He was the number three pick overall.
He was runner-up for the Pioneers Club Champion Award in 2009.
Martin made his AFL debut for Richmond in the first round of the 2010 season.
Richmond play the Western Bulldogs this Saturday at Etihad Stadium.