Steele Sidebottom and Lynden Dunn are under investigation for breaching the AFL's strict COVID-19 protocols.
Sidebottom and Dunn, who was part of the club's leadership group last year, shared an Uber on Saturday evening and Sidebottom later visited a staff member who is not living under the game's protocols.
They were earlier at Magpies teammate Jeremy Howe's home to console him after his serious knee injury the previous night.
"Steele's a bit flummoxed by the events of the evening. He's very embarrassed and very contrite. He's been really forward with giving us any information that he has," Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said.
"He understands that he's made some poor decisions, in terms of his alcohol intake and then also with the COVID-19 restrictions as they sit. He understands that it's penalised his teammates in some shape or form."
Scott Pendlebury is set to become Collingwood's longest-serving skipper after being named captain for a seventh straight season.
Steele Sidebottom will continue on as vice-captain, while Jeremy Howe and Taylor Adams have been elevated as leaders of the club. All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy and Jordan Roughead have also been added to the leadership group for the first time.
Lynden Dunn was in the group last year but is not currently on the list as he recovers from a second knee reconstruction.
The AFL is considering taking judging for the Mark and Goal of the Year out of the fans' hands.
This follows controversy when Essendon forward Joe Daniher beat Collingwood high-flyer and hot favourite Jeremy Howe to win the 2017 Mark of the Year.
Howe's skyscraping effort over Melbourne swingman Tom McDonald in the Queen's Birthday game was widely acclaimed and considered as much a certainty to win.
"With the greatest respect to Joe Daniher, who's a star, an All Australian and a great mark, that mark (Howe's) was the best mark, I think – and quite clearly," AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said.
"You can't have that. I know that's quite definitive, but I think if you've got a mark that's clearly better and it doesn't win, then the system has to be reviewed."
With Collingwood's backline ravaged by injury, Magpies coach Nathan Buckley sought out recruit Jeremy Howe at training a few weeks ago to deliver some news: he had to break a promise made in last year's trade period.
One of the key factors in Howe's move to the Magpies from Melbourne was based on his desire to play up forward, which was the crux of Buckley's pitch to Howe when the two met up in Bali to sign off on the deal in October last year. But Buckley needed a solution, and Howe was it.
"'Bucks' actually sat me down and said, 'Look I'm going to go against my word here, I said I'd never play you in the backline, but I'm going to ask you if you can,'" Howe said.
Howe's move to the backline now appears to be permanent after the high-flyer starred in Collingwood's 24-point win over Geelong last weekend.
His intercept marking and precise kicking added another dimension to the Magpies' backline, Howe amassing 22 disposals at 81.1 per cent efficiency, as well as hauling in 11 marks.
"Right now we need him as a backman and he fulfills that third tall defender's role for us," Buckley said.
"He comes across and impacts really well and he gives us a little bit of bite with our kicking out of the back half as well.
"I see him there in the foreseeable future, but we know he can impact the scoreboard up forward as well."
Jeremy Howe suffers a broken finger which Collingwood claim was sustained while the Magpie recruit was playing frisbee with his dog, and not during a suburban cricket match.
After Howe underwent finger surgery following the injury, reports surfaced that the 25-year-old may have in fact suffered the injury while playing cricket.
The Magpies said that Howe had filled in for the Koonung Heights Cricket Club, which was short on numbers, in a local Twenty20 semi-final against Vermont last week.
But after grilling Howe about his version of events, the club was satisfied that he was telling the truth and that the injury happened later that night when he attempted to catch a frisbee while walking his dog with his girlfriend.
"There's probably no hope of him playing round one. With these two things going against him, it's going to be hard for him to get in front of it," Magpies football manager Neil Balme said.
Demons Jeremy Howe and Jimmy Toumpas and Magpies Paul Seedsman and Ben Kennedy got to their preferred new homes in a complicated four-club trade on Monday afternoon.
Howe was traded to Collingwood, Toumpas to Port Adelaide, Kennedy to Melbourne and Seedsman to Adelaide.
In the complex deal: - Adelaide received Seedsman and gave up pick No.32; - Collingwood received Howe and pick No.68 and gave up Seedsman and Kennedy; - Melbourne received Kennedy and picks No.29 and 50 and gave up Howe and Toumpas; - Port Adelaide received Toumpas and pick No.32 and gave up picks No.29, 50 and 68;
Jeremy Howe's manager Ben Niall says his client is likely to continue his AFL career at a club other than the Demons.
Niall also rubbished claims that Howe was seeking a deal worth $600,000 a season.
"We've never put a figure out there," Niall said.
"The figure that was put in the paper was ridiculous. He's not a mercenary person whatsoever.
"What we're looking for is, if he gets in the right environment and he can play in one role, which has been an issue for him, and master that role, because he's got enormous capacities, the money will take care of itself."
Jeremy Howe still hasn't requested a new contract offer from the Demons, as speculation mounts he could be poached by a rival club.
"To my knowledge they (Howe and his manager Ben Niall) really haven't asked for an offer yet, so again I don't get too heavily involved in that," Demons coach Paul Roos said.
"I think Jeremy needs to finish off the season really well and then, probably like a lot of players now they wait, they weigh up other options, they see what else is available and then they come back to the club.
"So exactly where it's at, I'm not 100 per cent certain. But Jeremy and his management have been really keen to wait … and source out other opportunities."
Melbourne Demons players, including Jeremy Howe, James Frawley and Lynden Dunn, involved in an ugly spat with fans at the Boxing Day Test at the MCG get the all clear by the club.
"They weren't evicted from the MCG, there was a discussion taken place with security with the suggestion stay in the spot if you want to guys, or move to another area or go," Demons coaching director Neil Craig said.
"And they decided to leave in the end, so there is a different connotation to leaving versus being evicted."
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Melbourne players Jeremy Howe, James Frawley and Lynden Dunn will reportedly have to explain themselves to the club in the new year after a boozy Boxing Day at the MCG.
Howe was asked to leave by the ground's security staff after a confrontation with fans during the opening day of the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka.
Demon high-flyer Jeremy Howe has used Twitter to show off his new tattoo that has an overt spiritual theme consisting of the stars of the Southern Cross and angels.
Sunday, 9 September 2012
After making his name as a high-flyer in 2012, Jeremy Howe says he must improve his goalkicking to become a bigger threat up forward next year.
"I pride myself with my goalkicking and have had opportunities where I should be kicking goals and I just haven't," Howe said.
"Definitely my confidence just wasn't there so I have been working heavily on that and that is going to be one of my main focuses (for next year) because to miss an easy opportunity is deflating for myself and the group."
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Nathan Jones and Jeremy Howe have penned new three-year deals with Melbourne.
"Nathan Jones is going to be a central part of our midfield for many years to come," he said," Melbourne's general manager of list management Tim Harrington said.
"His professionalism towards his preparation means he has been a really consistent performer for the Melbourne Football Club. Nathan has missed only two games through injury since making his debut in 2006, which is further testament to his preparation and mindset.
"Jeremy is a highly talented player, who has captured the imagination of all Melbourne supporters.
"He has shown his versatility in his first two seasons of AFL, playing a variety of roles for the club. We expect he has plenty of improvement left in him."
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Jeremy Howe says he regrets smearing blood on an opponent's shorts after pleading guilty to misconduct and receiving a reprimand at the tribunal hearing.
"It was pure frustration, it happened in the heat of the moment,'' Howe said.
"It's an embarrassment to myself, it was out of character and it's an embarrassment to the football club."
Monday, 23 July 2012
Melbourne forward Jeremy Howe sent directly to the AFL tribunal over a charge of wiping blood from his knee on Port Adelaide player Tom Jonas's shorts.
Friday, 3 June 2011
Jeremy Howe makes his AFL debut for Melbourne at the MCG with 19 disposals (10 kicks and 9 handballs), 6 marks, 3 tackles and a goal in a 33-point win over Essendon.