Veteran Gold Coast Suns player Campbell Brown has been sacked by the club after an incident which left teammate Steven May with a broken jaw.

The altercation happened after a trip to Los Angeles, with May needing an operation to implant two metal plates into his broken jaw.

Brown, 30, has had a number of controversies over the course of his playing career - including numerous suspensions.

In September 2011, Brown was removed from the club's leadership group after being involved in a Thailand bar brawl. With his AFL career now seemingly over, Brown retires with a total of 28 weeks of suspension.

Despite the manner of his exit from the club, Suns coach Guy McKenna said that he had no regrets over the recruitment of Brown in 2011, and labelled his three-year stint with the club a success.

He praised Brown for his on-field leadership, setting an example to the young players during the club's infancy after it joined the AFL in 2011.

2014 was expected to be his last season in the AFL, but after the abrubt ending to his career Brown retires a 205-game Premiership player, having won the flag whilst at former club Hawthorn in 2008. He also achieved All-Australian honours in 2007.

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