Footy Show was established for the main reorganization as unconditional & # 039; QUITS & # 039; after the fight behind the scenes with Eddie McGuire

AFL journalist Damien Barrett (pictured) posted a story on AFL.com.au about a player playing for McGuire's team, Collingwood, involved in a drug scandal

AFL journalist Damien Barrett is not expected to return to The Footy Show on Channel Nine after a heated exchange with Eddie McGuire.

Important changes are coming to the iconic football program, as the rival show The Front Bar on Channel Seven soars in the standings.

Veteran AFL reporter Caroline Wilson told Adelaide & # 39; s FIVEaa that the new Footy show will air next year without the presence of panelist Sam Newman or Barrett.

AFL journalist Damien Barrett (pictured) posted a story on AFL.com.au about a player playing for McGuire's team, Collingwood, involved in a drug scandal

AFL journalist Damien Barrett (pictured) posted a story on AFL.com.au about a player playing for McGuire's team, Collingwood, involved in a drug scandal

A heated exchange between Eddie McGuire (pictured) and Barrett allegedly shook the walls & # 39; of The Footy Show studios before last week's episode

"I do not think Sam Newman is in the program," Wilson said.

"We know that Rebecca Maddern will not be on the show, and we know it's going to be a completely new show, but we think Eddie McGuire will be the host."

He also predicted that Barrett might consider doing another job with his journalistic career.

"Although I guess Damian Barrett probably will not be on Footy Show next year," he said.

The uncertain future of the senior reporter comes after the heated exchange with McGuire who reportedly "shook the walls" of The Footy Show studios before last week's episode.

The tensions "faded" when the couple came across a story that Barrett broke a week earlier, related to the positive drug test by Collingwood player Sam Murray, the Herald Sun newspaper reported.

AFL reporter Caroline Wilson said Footy's new show will air next year without the presence of panelist Sam Newman (pictured)

AFL reporter Caroline Wilson said Footy's new show will air next year without the presence of panelist Sam Newman (pictured)

AFL reporter Caroline Wilson said Footy's new show will air next year without the presence of panelist Sam Newman (pictured)

It was said that McGuire, the president of Collingwood, had had problems with the story, which was originally planned to air on the show two Thursdays ago.

Instead, Barrett broke it at AFL.com.au, saying he had not confirmed the details in time to broadcast on The Footy Show.

"I got a call on Wednesday night about the possibility of this story from Sam Murray," Barrett, considered one of the best news developers in the business, told the podcast The Sounding Board last week.

The tensions "faded" when the couple came across a story that Barrett broke a week earlier, about the positive drug test done by Collingwood player Sam Murray (pictured)

The tensions "faded" when the couple came across a story that Barrett broke a week earlier, about the positive drug test done by Collingwood player Sam Murray (pictured)

The tensions "faded" when the couple came across a story that Barrett broke a week earlier, about the positive drug test done by Collingwood player Sam Murray (pictured)

McGuire is the president of the Collingwood club, but insists he is not in conflict with his two separate roles

McGuire is the president of the Collingwood club, but insists he is not in conflict with his two separate roles

McGuire is the president of the Collingwood club, but insists he is not in conflict with his two separate roles

"It came from a very good source, but it came in an extremely bland manner … I told the producer of The Footy Show on Thursday, but I also told him that he had nothing to deal with until he got more.

When asked if he had told McGuire his plans to break the story, Barrett replied: "No, I did not.

That's not unusual either because I did not have anything. I could not look him in the eye and say & # 39; I'm about to go with this story & # 39; & # 39; or & # 39; & # 39; I should be going? & # 39; & # 39; I did not have anything else, "Barrett said.

Barrett said he had almost confirmed the story when he left The Footy Show two weeks ago.

Barrett said he had almost confirmed the story when he left The Footy Show two weeks ago.

Barrett said he had almost confirmed the story when he left The Footy Show two weeks ago.

Barrett said he had almost confirmed the story when he left The Footy Show two weeks ago.

"I was walking down the stairs, I felt the phone go out in my pocket, I took a look when I got into the car after turning it on," he said.

"Then I was talking on the phone for half an hour with someone, who did not confirm it, but it made me think," OK, this is correct. & # 39;

& # 39; Then I thought & # 39; Okay, what am I going to do with that & # 39; & # 39; … You've been in these situations when we can not pick it up for the Footy Show, you have to upload it somewhere else. & # 39;

Barrett passed the story to AFL Media the next morning.

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