Brisbane Lions: Bombshell claims horror 2024 start to season linked to end-of-season Las Vegas trip

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Lions coach Chris Fagan is glad of the early-season bye after a poor start to their campaign.
Lions coach Chris Fagan is glad of the early-season bye after a poor start to their campaign. Credit: Richard Wainwright/AAP

Bombshell claims have emerged that the horror 2024 start for one of the AFL’s best teams is because of fallout from its end-of-season trip to Las Vegas last year.

The Brisbane Lions have lost all three games this year despite almost winning the grand final last year against the Collingwood Magpies.

And now the team has been thrown into turmoil by claims that a Las Vegas trip by players at the end of 2023 was so wild that teammates are no longer talking and some have even broken up with their partners as a result of the antics that went on abroad.

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“From what people inside the club have told me, it’s certainly been a few headaches since the trip to America late last year between 10 players, a fair chunk of which were Brisbane players,” AFL reporter Sam McLure said on radio station 3AW on Friday.

“Certain information got home to loved ones that didn’t go down too well.

“It’s caused rifts in some relationships. It’s caused other relationships to end between players and partners.

“There’s even suggestions put to me today that it has caused some tough conversations to be had between teammates as to what went on.”

Brisbane has lost three straight games and the grand final rematch against the Magpies on Friday night by 20 points.

For the first time since 2019, the Pies were victorious over the Lions at the Gabba 14.8 (92) to 10.12 (72).

Collingwood dominated the opening exchanges as Brisbane were forced to relive their grand final nightmare as Norm Smith medalist Bobby Hill ran rampant with three goals in the first quarter.

Collingwood champion Scott Pendlebury was lucky to escape suspension after whacking Brownlow medallist Lachie Neale in the stomach during play.

Thanks to an early plea, he was given just a $2500 fine.

Pendlebury has never been suspended in his nearly 400-game career.


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