Umpiring great Shane McInerney is dismayed by the accusations of a Brownlow Medal betting ring, saying it’s devastating for his colleagues.
A current AFL field umpire is among four men arrested over dubious betting activity around this year’s Brownlow voting.
Victoria Police detectives from its Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit arrested and interviewed four men on Monday.
Three of the men are expected to be charged and the fourth was released pending further inquiries.
At this stage, authorities have no information to suggest the outcome of the votes were impacted.
McInerney, who was an AFL field umpire for a record 502 games, said they put great importance on their pivotal role in the Brownlow Medal.
“Shocked is one word – disappointed, in fact probably beyond that, it’s actually devastating news,” the two-time grand-final umpire told SEN.