ORIGINAL GEELONG FOOTBALL CLUB MEDIA
The Geelong Football Club has determined the following
sanction will be imposed upon Jesse Stringer after he recently displayed
behaviour that the club sees as totally unacceptable.
Stringer will not be considered for senior selection
for the remainder of the 2012 AFL season (11 games plus any finals
the club may play). He will also not be considered for selection in
the VFL for the next four games. He will be eligible to return in
the VFL in round 18.
He will also be required to attend behaviour related
education programs arranged by the club.
The club has arrived at this decision following a
recommendation from the player leadership group that was made in consultation
with the General Manager of Football, the Football Operations Manager,
the senior coach and the Player Development manager. The recommendation
was endorsed by the clubs senior management and the board.
The AFL has been kept informed and has approved the
The club is committed to two major outcomes from this
situation. Firstly, to reinforce the AFLs respect and responsibility
policy to all players and members of the club. Secondly the club will
support Stringer and encourage him to learn from this experience and
to continue to commit himself to develop as a person and a player.