A-League: Bulls axe Kearyn Baccus and Matthew Millar

Macarthur FC has suspended two players allegedly involved in a betting scandal that rocked the A-League

The Bulls announced on Monday that midfielder Kearyn Baccus and defender Matthew Millar are among eight players who will not be offered new contracts by the club.

Baccus, 32, was arrested last month following a police investigation into alleged manipulation of yellow cards during Macarthur’s games in the recently concluded 2023-23 A-League season.

Baccus appeared in the Campbelltown Local Court last Thursday on charges of participating in a criminal organization and conduct affecting the betting outcome of an event.

The case was adjourned to June 24 at Downing Center Local Court.

Millar, 27, was not charged but was charged with “participation in a criminal organization” that allegedly included the three accused players – Baccus, Bulls captain Ulises Davila and midfielder Clayton Lewis.

Mexican player Davila and New Zealand international Lewis remain under contract with the Bulls but have been suspended indefinitely by Football Australia to “protect the integrity and reputation of the sport while the players face legal proceedings”.

The other six players not offered new contracts by the Bulls – Charles M’Mombwa, Daniel De Silva, Danijel Nizic, Jerry Skotadis, Jesper Webber and Tommy Smith – are not involved in the betting scandal.

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