AFL star Jordan De Goey has been handed a $25,000 suspended fine by Collingwood and has apologised for his “disrespectful” conduct whereas partying in Bali.
Footage emerged on social media final week of De Goey, who was given permission by the membership to journey to Bali on his mid-season break, making crude gestures whereas at a nightclub.
The fine is suspended via to the tip of the season and depending on good behaviour.
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De Goey can even “undertake further behavioural education” along with an current counselling program, however has prevented any suspension from enjoying duties.
Collingwood have additionally put contract talks with the 26-year-old, who’s getting into free company, on maintain till season’s finish.
“The actions shown in the video footage are disrespectful and I accept that I have betrayed the trust the club showed in me by allowing me to take my mid-season break overseas,” De Goey mentioned in an announcement.
“My actions have fallen short of the standards expected of me as a person, as an AFL footballer and as a representative of the Collingwood Football Club.
“I had labored exhausting this yr to determine belief and confidence in me to make higher selections and thru nobody’s fault however my very own, I’ve undone that belief.
“Again, I apologise for my disrespectful conduct. I understand that I have let many people down and that I have much work to do to again rebuild trust.”
The 26-year-old’s assertion was in stark distinction to his preliminary response by way of Instagram, the place he had lamented “persecution” of athletes by the media.
De Goey additionally mentioned he was identified with ADHD final yr and was “trying to become more aware” of why he made errors.
Collingwood chief government Mark Anderson condemned De Goey’s actions as demonstrating disrespect in direction of girls.
He was significantly dismayed by imaginative and prescient of De Goey pulling at a girl’s high, nearly exposing her breast.
“There was certainly one aspect of that that we were really concerned about and there’s the social media content and the video that showed him basically disrespecting women and tugging at the clothing,” Anderson mentioned.
“That was something that for us, in addition to some other things, but that was the thing that for us we couldn’t tolerate and showed that it was disrespectful of women and it’s something as a club that we can’t stand for and don’t stand for.
“No matter whether or not it was consensual and the setting that was created and we perceive that it was (consensual) … the values of respect for ladies is that that behaviour isn’t acceptable.”
The Bali incident comes after De Goey was stood down by Collingwood last October when he was arrested for a drunken incident at a New York nightclub.
Anderson said De Goey would speak in the next couple of days but couldn’t confirm whether he would face GWS on Sunday.
The AFL said Collingwood had “dealt with the matter appropriately” and the league wouldn’t take further action against De Goey, while condemning his behaviour as setting a bad example.
“His actions weren’t acceptable and weren’t of a regular that the sport or the general public count on of AFL gamers,” AFL football boss Andrew Dillon said.
In the meantime Magpies kids Jack Ginnivan and Isaac Quaynor have apologised for a now-deleted video the place they rated imaginary girls as a part of a TikTok development.