Pies hand down DeGoey punishment
Troubled out of contract Collingwood forward Jordan DeGoey has escaped suspension for his ill-fated Bali trip, handed a suspended $25,000 fine by the club on Tuesday.
DeGoey will be free to play in this Sunday's match against Greater Western Sydney, as the Pies look to solidify their spot in the top 8.
Footage emerged on social media last week of De Goey, who was given permission by the club to travel to Bali on his mid-season break, making crude gestures while at a nightclub.
“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 said in a statement.
“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 worked hard this year to establish trust and confidence in me to make better decisions and through no one’s fault but my own, I have undone that trust.
The Magpies have reportedly withdrawn a two-year deal, that had a trigger for two more seasons they had on the table for free agent De Goey.
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.
Meanwhile Magpies youngsters Jack Ginnivan and Isaac Quaynor have attracted scrutiny for a now-deleted video where they rate imaginary women.
The pair have since offered a video apology for their behaviour and will seek further education on the appropriate use of social media.
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