Carlton premiership player Adrian Whitehead has been found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The former Holbrook football club coach was charged by police over an early morning incident in Thurgoona on September 10 last year.
Police had alleged Whitehead elbowed and punched a woman after she tried to intervene in an altercation between her partner and the coach following a ride home on a courtesy bus.
Magistrate Rodney Brender delivered a lengthy judgement in Albury Court on Friday morning, finding Whitehead guilty.
Whitehead will be sentenced on October 27.
- UPDATE: Magistrate critical of Whitehead in reaching guilty verdict
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