I wonder if this could have been dealt with in a private manner?
Girl goes to Hawthorn FC management and makes a confidential complaint about Patton's behavior.
Hawthorn and his family deal with it internally and Patton is stood down for mental health reasons
Patton learns his lesson and gets the help he needs without being publicly shamed.
Sure the young lady had a burning desire to bring the issue to light (and maybe herself) but I reckon it could have been handled very differently.
That said ....... it would mean less gossip for us desperate plebs ....... and we cant have that can we!
I reckon this is how it gets handled 9.9 times out of 10.