Tarryn Thomas: North Melbourne ex-player embroiled in new police investigations over harassing phone calls

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
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AFL footballer Tarryn Trindall, better known as Tarryn Thomas.
AFL footballer Tarryn Trindall, better known as Tarryn Thomas. Credit: TheWest

Former North Melbourne footballer Tarryn Thomas is once again facing police investigations for fresh claims of allegedly harassing a former partner.

Thomas was sacked from North Melbourne after he was given an 18-match suspension by the AFL over inappropriate behaviour towards a woman.

The Herald Sun has reported that in recent weeks Thomas repeatedly called an estranged girlfriend, allegedly multiple times during the day and night.

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It is understood that the repeated calls occurred after the AFL handed down its judgment and Thomas was sacked.

Text messages emerged in February allegedly showing Thomas speaking about abusing women.

“And for them girls I abuse I would do again,” Thomas wrote to a woman.

“After what they did to me if you do me wrong I will let you have it.”

Victoria Police confirmed they were investigating after reports of harassing phone contact.

“A report was made to police on April 11 and investigations into the incident remain ongoing,” the spokesperson confirmed.

The fresh investigation comes after North Melbourne chief executive Jennifer Watts warned others that Thomas “was not able to meaningfully change his behaviour.”

However, Bombers coach Brad Scott feels the 24-year-old player should be allowed to play in the AFL again.

“I’ve known Tarryn since he was 14 and my view is he’s a good person,” Mr Scott said.

“Has he made some terrible mistakes? Yes he has, and he’s the first to admit that.

“I can’t speak to what’s happened in the last couple of years in relation to Tarryn, I haven’t been privy to all the information.

“But I just tend to think that people make mistakes. If you keep making the same mistake, there’s an issue, but as leaders we expect young people to make mistakes.

“So, as an industry, do we just wash our hands and say we’re done with him or do we help him? I prefer to sit in the help camp.”

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