Statement in regards to Luke Martin

Statement in regards to Luke Martin

The Brisbane Spartans can confirm that team member Luke Martin has been charged by NSW Police after an incident in Sydney overnight.

Martin has been stood down by the club effective immediately.

Spartans coach CJ Bruton has been quoted in the media as saying that he was aware that Martin was dealing with some personal issues. Bruton had hoped that Martin’s love for basketball would be of some benefit and this turn of events has come as a shock. Bruton, along with Spartans players will not be fielding enquiries about the matter.

In the immediate term, this remains a police matter and we will allow proceedings to run their course.

Media are requested to respect the Martin's privacy at this time.

Basketball Australia, the NBL Player’s Association, together with the Spartans will offer Martin assistance.

The Spartans will refrain from further comment until the appropriate time.