The AFL conducted an investigation in relation to betting activity occurring on accounts belonging to Melksham.

The betting activity did not relate to the AFL, but was highlighted because it appeared that Melksham had allowed his account to be used by a third party.

Melksham was found to have provided misleading evidence to the AFL’s investigators.

Andrew Dillon, the AFL’s General Counsel said:

“It is crucial for the integrity of the competition that participants in the AFL give honest evidence in the course of investigations under the AFL Rules.

“Jake has acknowledged his mistake in this case, is genuinely remorseful and will assist us to deliver this message in the future to players coming into the AFL competition.”

Josh Mahoney, Melbourne’s General Manager of Football said:

“Although Jake has been cleared of any wrongdoing, relating to the betting activity from June last year, his mistake was not presenting all the information to the AFL investigators at the time of initial contact.”