Jordan De Goey escapes ban as Collingwood hand down punishment after Bali incident
Collingwood fines Jordan De Goey $25,000, with star offering a fawning apology as he reveals his ADHD diagnosis in an effort to understand ‘why I make mistakes I do’
- Magpies actor Jordan De Goey fined $25,000 for behavior in Bali
- Video surfaced of midfielder making sexual gestures to woman on vacation
- CEO Mark Anderson said the club ‘will not tolerate disrespect’ towards women
- De Goey does not miss a single AFL game for Collingwood, who is in 9th place
Collingwood has fined AFL bad boy Jordan De Goey $25,000 – suspended until the end of the season – over the weekend’s incident in Bali.
On Tuesday, the Magpies, whose player culture has been questioned in recent days, ‘condemned’ De Goey’s behavior during the club’s intermediate season.
The 26-year-old also stated that last year’s diagnosis of ADHD often results in regrettable life mistakes.
Last Friday, a video surfaced for the first time showing De Goey partying and making sexual gestures, while an invisible figure tried to take off a woman’s top.
With Collingwood out of action last weekend, club officials authorized De Goey for a mid-season break – a decision they may now regret.
“The very strong position of our club is that disrespect for women in any form is never acceptable and we strongly condemn it,” Magpies CEO Mark Anderson said in a statement.
“Jordan’s actions reflected in the vision shared on social media are actions that we as a football club do not accept and we are extremely disappointed that he has put himself in this position.
Collingwood has fined AFL bad boy Jordan De Goey $25,000 – suspended until the end of the season – over the weekend’s incident in Bali
De Goey received permission to fly to Bali halfway through the season (photo)
“We talked to Jordan for a long time and he understands the gravity of the situation.”
The club also confirmed that De Goey will continue to follow his coaching program that he started earlier this season, as he continues to strive for better behavior off the pitch.
He was also given further education about his conduct before the incident.
“While we do not condone his conduct, we will continue to provide the professional and personal support Jordan needs to ensure he lives consistently and demonstrates the values we expect at Collingwood,” said Anderson.
Finally, I would like to reiterate that our club has very strong values, including respect, tolerance and a condemnation of irresponsible behaviour. We expect everyone at our club to uphold these values without compromise.”
De Goey expressed regret for his actions and took responsibility for the incident.
“I unreservedly apologize to the Collingwood Football Club, its members, supporters and the wider community for my conduct in Bali and I accept full responsibility for my actions,” said De Goey.
“The actions shown in the video footage are disrespectful and I acknowledge that I have violated the Club’s trust in me by allowing me to go abroad in the middle of the season.
“I fully accept that as an AFL player I have a unique leadership role in the community and with that role comes responsibility.
“My actions were not up to the standards expected of me as a person, as an AFL football player and as a representative of the Collingwood Football Club.
“I have worked hard this year to gain confidence and confidence in me to make better decisions and through no one’s fault but my own, I have undone that trust.
‘I was diagnosed with ADHD at the end of last year and I’m trying to become more aware of why I make mistakes that I make. I made another mistake – this is an ongoing journey for me – and I remain absolutely committed to change.
“I will seek further support to take the right and necessary steps to learn and improve as a person.
“Again, my apologies for my disrespectful behavior. I understand that I have let a lot of people down and that I have a lot of work to do to rebuild trust.
“I am determined to make myself the best person I can be and I believe the best opportunity I have to do that is in an environment where I have the support of my teammates and the Club.”
The Magpies will try to put their off-field dramas aside and extend a four-game run against GWS this Sunday.
It comes as a TikTok video surfaced of Magpie’s young guns Jack Ginnivan and Isaac Quaynor judging women to put more pressure on the club amid the latest De Goey saga.