Adelaide Crows CEO Andrew Fagan joined Jars & Louie on Triple M Adelaide for the first time since the Crows heartbreaking Grand Final defeat.
Arguably the most talked about AFL club for the past few weeks, the Crows were active players in the NAB Trade & Free Agency period, welcoming Bryce Gibbs but saying goodbye to Charlie Cameron (Brisbane) and exciting young backman Jake Lever.
Lever's contract situation was spoken about constantly throughout the 2017 season, with the young Victorian opting to return home to play with the Melbourne Demons.
Conjecture surrounded Lever's final days at the Crows, with the backman a no-show at the Crows' Best & Fairest, a decision Fagan told Triple M, was entirely Lever's.
“Brett Burton called Jake on the Friday to check (if he was attending), because there was all this conversation on whether or not he was coming,” Fagan told Jars & Louie.
“So he called him and said, ‘Mate, are you coming to the B & F?’
“And he said, ‘No, I’m going to pack up my car and get out of here today’.
“It was probably a good decision... because it’s probably would have been pretty uncomfortable."
Lever will face his old side for the first time in Round 10 in Darwin, then again in Round 19 at Adelaide Oval.