Western Bulldogs Chief Executive Officer David Stevenson has made the following statement regarding a matter that has emerged from the Elimination Final against Adelaide.
"The Western Bulldogs became aware on Monday 14 September of allegations of the inappropriate transmission of game-sensitive information from the Western Bulldogs to the Adelaide Crows prior to the final on 12 September.
"The Club conducted such interviews and enquiries as we considered appropriate last week and as a result of those enquiries, the Club has today referred the matter to the AFL for consideration by its integrity unit.
"While we do not believe this matter had a material bearing on the game or the result, we believe it is appropriate to report these matters relating to integrity to the AFL for investigation.
"The Club does not consider it appropriate to make any further comment at this time."