Judkins, who made his name at Essendon, joined Collingwood in 1997. He denies exchanging confidential information with Bombers recruiting manager Adrian Dodoro.

The discovery was made by Collingwood’s IT department following an email exchange late last season.

Judkins told AFL.com.au that Dodoro had approached him to return to Essendon and the only email correspondence they had related to the Bombers’ list needs.

“All I know is that Adrian approached me to go back (to Essendon),” he said. “I emailed him quite a few times but there was nothing to do with Collingwood’s (draft) strategies or anything…”

An Essendon spokesman told AFL.com.au, “The club has investigated the facts relating to this matter. As a result, we spoke to the relevant people involved, including the Collingwood Football Club, and determined that no further action was required.”

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