The Pies have confirmed that De Goey, billed by law enforcement on Saturday, and Steele Sidebottom will meet up with up with the Pies soon after Friday night’s clash at Giants Stadium.
De Goey could have cleared AFL protocols by obtaining two detrimental COVID-19 tests in coming times then flying to Sydney late in the week to enjoy.
But the Pies have decided that presented De Goey would have skipped coaching classes whilst remaining in Melbourne he will be unavailable.
De Goey was billed with indecent assault soon after an alleged incident in Kew in 2015 involving a female recognised to him.
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The AFL has reported De Goey would have been readily available to rejoin the Collingwood soccer method had he handed individuals tests.
Regardless of phone calls for De Goey to be stood down till he faces individuals expenses in October, he has been handed the presumption of innocence by the AFL.
The league is aware of the particulars of his expenses, obtaining had its integrity staff examine the allegations when they in the beginning emerged.
The Pies have endured a torrid nine times which includes losses to the Giants and Essendon and enduring a possible year-ending harm to Jeremy Howe.
Steele Sidebottom’s 4-week suspension for a COVID breach signifies the Pies will only be in a position to decide on him in Round 9, but he will continue to be with the club in their Perth hub for a fortnight whilst coaching.
The AFL has cleared De Goey to keep on playing till he all over again faces the Melbourne Magistrates Court on October thirty.
The league has the power to stand down gamers, with Steven Milne barred from playing quickly whilst he faced expenses, but has mostly authorized gamers the presumption of innocence.
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De Goey despatched a letter of apology in 2018 to a female who has accused him of indecent assault.
The Sunday Herald Sunlight can reveal De Goey, who with a different 24-calendar year-aged man was on Saturday strike with an indecent assault cost in excess of an alleged 2015 incident in Kew involving a female who was recognised to them, is comprehended to have despatched a signed letter of apology – which was acknowledged – to his alleged victim of indecent assault in 2018 with the refreshing cost blindsiding the AFL player and the club.
The letter came soon after a comprehensive 2018 investigation involving the AFL integrity device and then Victoria Police at the club’s insistence.
No expenses have been laid in 2018 in relation to the incident which is alleged to have happened in Kew, in Melbourne’s east, in 2015.
The Sunday Herald Sunlight understands the incident did not happen at a private house.
As very well as writing the letter, De Goey also underwent regard and duty education.
The league confirmed on Saturday evening that presented his attendance at a law enforcement station, De Goey – who has been topic to rigid COVID-19 protocols set by the AFL that involves gamers to continue to be within the compliant “bubble” – will require to supply two detrimental coronavirus tests in advance of he can rejoin his teammates.
“The AFL confirms in 2018 it was made aware of a make a difference involving Collingwood player Jordan De Goey from 2015,” the league reported in a statement.
“As a outcome of the investigation, the AFL presented further more education for De Goey and ongoing counselling for all events.
“As the legal method has now begun the AFL will make no further more remark till it is concluded.
“De Goey will be in a position to rejoin Collingwood’s soccer method soon after he clears two COVID-19 tests.”
Collingwood is set to fly to Sydney to start out their interstate hub on Sunday, putting De Goey’s place in up coming Friday night’s clash with Hawthorn in doubt as he races the clock to crystal clear the screening method in time to enjoy.
On Saturday evening, Collingwood reported De Goey – who has not been stood down – would however travel with the staff in its interstate hub, but when he would depart was yet to be established.
“At Collingwood’s insistence, and with comprehensive co-operation from De Goey, the make a difference was investigated by the AFL integrity device and the law enforcement in 2018,” the club reported in a statement.
“No expenses have been laid.
“De Goey will keep on being in the Collingwood soccer method whilst the legal method takes its course.
“Neither Collingwood nor De Goey is in a position to make further more remark.”
The other particular person billed is not related with the club in any way.
Sources informed the Sunday Herald Sunlight the AFL integrity office had performed a complete and respectful investigative method in 2018, which incorporated ongoing counselling for all events involved.
Victoria Police confirmed two 24-calendar year-olds — a single from Hampton East and a single from Clematis — have been billed with indecent assault.
Both have been bailed to surface at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on October thirty – which could yet be in the AFL finals need to the year be further more delayed.
The De Goey cost came at the finish of a turbulent week for Collingwood.
The premiership fancy has missing its previous two game titles and midfielder Steele Sidebottom was on Tuesday suspended by the league for 4 game titles soon after breaking COVID-19 protocols soon after a ingesting bender that finished with him being pushed house by law enforcement previous Sunday morning.
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