Former AFL player Shannon Grant facing assault charges

Former North Melbourne AFL club star Shannon Grant has been charged with multiple assault and criminal damage charges.

Much intrigue has surrounded why Grant, the 1999 North Smith Medallist, was sacked from his role as a coach at St Kevin’s Old Boys, one of Melbourne’s most prestigious schools.

Seven News can reveal that he has been charged with 18 offences, including assault and criminal damage following an allegedly violent assault on a woman in Victoria on December 17.

Grant was sacked from his role at St Kevin's Old Boys after just one season. Source: 7 News

The AFL star played a combined 301 games for North Melbourne and Sydney. Source: Getty

Sandringham Police attended the 40-year-old’s Highett home where he was arrested and charged on Tuesday.

It’s also been revealed that Queensland Police want to speak with Grant regarding another assault on the same woman in Queensland.

Police on Tuesday confirmed that a 40-year-old Highett man is facing 18 charges following an alleged "incident" at Highett in December, and is due in court on February 21.

Grant, a best and fairest winner, played 301 games for the North Melbourne and the Sydney Swans in an illustrious career that spanned 14 seasons.

More recently Grant had served as an assistant coach at both Essendon and the Western Bulldogs.

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