AFL orders Jordan De Goey to make charity donation following drunken New York incident

The AFL says Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey will donate $10,000 to charity following a highly-publicised altercation in a New York bar last year.

Key points:

  • De Goey will make the donation to the Salvation Army
  • The AFL says De Goey had engaged in “conduct unbecoming”
  • He pleaded guilty to a downgraded charge of harassment in Manhattan Criminal Court

Collingwood had stood down De Goey in October after it emerged the 25-year-old had been arrested for his involvement in a drunken incident while in the United States.

De Goey eventually pleaded guilty to the downgraded charge of harassment, which saw him avoid a jail sentence and freed him up to rejoin the Magpies.

The AFL announced on Friday evening it had completed its investigation into De Goey’s conduct overseas.

De Goey was found to have breached AFL rules “by engaging in conduct unbecoming”.

Author: Ivan Robinson