De Goey Punishment Announced

Collingwood release a statement

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Jordan De Goey has been indefinitely suspended by Collingwood after he was convicted of drink-driving on the weekend.

The young midfielder has also been fined $10,000 and has offered to make a further donation of $10,000 to a charity, too.

De Goey blew 0.095 when he was pulled over by Victoria Police – almost twice the legal limit.

But as a P-Plater, De Goey was prohibited from having any alcohol in his system while driving.

The 21-year-old has also been banned by the club from drinking alcohol for the rest of the 2018 season.

Collingwood have also announced that De Goey:

- Has made a commitment to enlist the assistance of medical professionals to help him improve his decision making.

- Has agreed to make significant changes to his social life and associations, a pledge the club supports and will monitor.

- Will become available for selection when he has convinced his peers and coaches that meaningful change has occurred, and that his standards have risen to those of the group.

- Will be required to undertake employment away from the club for a period of not less than four weeks. During this time he will train in the evenings with the Collingwood VFL squad.

- Will take on a meaningful role with a charitable organisation, a position that will be monitored by the club.

Collingwood football manager Geoff Walsh said De Goey has been given an unmistakeable message but also an unmistakeable opportunity.

"Jordan can have a long career with Collingwood if he commits himself wholly to his football but he could also have a very short career if he doesn’t," Walsh said.

"The club, and particularly his teammates, want to see behavioural change. They need to be able to trust him and believe in him.

"Jordan can win back the faith he has lost over a period of time and have a very good career if he honours all that he has agreed to today. He is telling us he wants to change. The time for talking is over."

De Goey's latest indiscretion comes roughly 12 months after he lied to the club by telling them he broke his hand while throwing a toy to his dog. It was later revealed he suffered the injury in a bar-room brawl and he copped a three-match ban and $5000 fine for the indiscretion.

 

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