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Magpies coach says Jordan De Goey isn’t returning messages – and he has NO IDEA why he took leave

Collingwood coach Craig McRae says Jordan De Goey won’t return his messages – and admits he has NO IDEA why the troubled star had to say goodbye to the club

  • McRae tries to keep in touch with De Goey every day – and fails
  • Coach confessed he doesn’t know what ‘triggered’ decision to request leave
  • He also said he does not know when De Goey will return to training for Collingwood

Collingwood coach Craig McRae has revealed that troubled star Jordan De Goey has not responded to his message as the club is keeping a close eye on him after he was given personal leave – confessing that he has no idea what his absence “triggered”.

De Goey could be back in Collingwood as soon as possible this weekend, but the troubled AFL star will be given time as long as he has to deal with the fallout from his fateful trip to Bali.

He was given personal leave from the club on Wednesday after the Magpies confirmed they had taken a lucrative four-year deal off the table for the 26-year-old free agent.

The dynamic midfielder also received a warning from Collingwood, with the threat of a $25,000 fine over his head if he behaved badly again.

De Goey was given a suspended $25,000 fine and had a contract offer withdrawn from Collingwood after a video surfaced of his Balinese antics with Instagram model Remy Jackson (pictured together)

De Goey was given a suspended $25,000 fine and had a contract offer withdrawn from Collingwood after a video surfaced of his Balinese antics with Instagram model Remy Jackson (pictured together)

Magpies coach Craig McRae (pictured on Friday) admitted the star hasn't replied to his message and he's in the dark as to why he felt the need to part ways with the club

Magpies coach Craig McRae (pictured on Friday) admitted the star hasn’t replied to his message and he’s in the dark as to why he felt the need to part ways with the club

De Goey apologized for his “disrespectful” behavior in Bali during the Magpies’ farewell round after the vision was posted on social media last week, revealing that he had been diagnosed with ADHD.

Collingwood coach Craig McRae has been in touch with De Goey since he took his leave and hopes he will accept the help offered to him.

De Goey has been barred from Collingwood’s showdown with GWS on Sunday regardless of when he chooses to end his furlough.

“I try to keep in touch with him on a daily basis and haven’t heard from him since. Hopefully he’s in a good space,” McRae said Friday.

Footage of De Goey trying to expose Jackson's chest (pictured) is believed to be at the heart of the Magpies' decision to withdraw their lucrative offer to the troubled star

Footage of De Goey trying to expose Jackson’s chest (pictured) is believed to be at the heart of the Magpies’ decision to withdraw their lucrative offer to the troubled star

Jackson called the Bali scandal a storm in a teacup in a post to her Instagram followers, but the club and many senior AFL figures think it's quite the opposite

Jackson called the Bali scandal a storm in a teacup in a post to her Instagram followers, but the club and many senior AFL figures think it’s quite the opposite

“We have the resources around him that we think can support him; he has his management team.

“We are here to love and support him as best we can.

“It could be today (Friday) or tomorrow (Saturday), I’m not sure (when De Goey returns to the club).

“We are led by others and of course himself and we will just sit here waiting for him to come back into our four walls.

“In my time coaching him, he has grown a lot.

“I’m not sure exactly what caused or prompted Jordan not to come in, but (psychologist) Jacqui Louder works very closely with him.”

De Goey is excluded from the Pies' duel with the GWS Giants this weekend

De Goey is excluded from the Pies’ duel with the GWS Giants this weekend

Meanwhile, AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan is pleased with Collingwood’s handling of the situation in De Goey.

“I think I was frustrated by it (De Goey’s actions),” McLachlan told 3AW.

“I won’t go into the individual details except to say that our position with the AFL is really clear – there is no place other than behavior in our community that has total respect for women.

“We are trying to let all clubs solve these problems themselves.

“He has contract talks off the table, he has a $25,000 suspended fine and is undergoing further counseling.”

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