AFL player Jordan De Goey's next move after New York arrest

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Collingwood's Jordan De Goey has resumed his off-season training in California after his arrest in New York earlier this week. Picture: Instagram
Collingwood's Jordan De Goey has resumed his off-season training in California after his arrest in New York earlier this week. Picture: Instagram

Jordan De Goey has taken to the hills of California for a cycling session amid the fallout from his arrest and upcoming court date in New York over assault charges.

The Collingwood Magpies forward has been stood down by the club pending the outcome of his hearing following his arrest at a New York nightclub earlier this week.

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De Goey was charged with allegedly punching and kicking a 37-year-old male, who came to the assistance of a female friend who had been approached by De Goey.

He had also been charged with forcible touching, but this was later dropped.

The Magpies player pleaded not guilty to all charges.

De Goey had originally travelled to the United States to embark on a different training regime prior to his return for pre-season training in December.

Though the 25-year-old has been banned from Collingwood facilities until his case is resolved, it would seem De Goey has ventured back to the US west coast to continue his training.

He could be seen in Instagram posts from W Training Facility founder Johnny Louch as the pair prepared to cycle through Orange County.

“Another beautiful day in California,” Louch said in his Instagram story. 

“Heaps of training today. About 25 miles, 3000 feet of climbing; let’s go Jordy.

“It’s not easy kid but someone has gotta do it. No one said it was gonna be easy. Look at the view, it’s worth it.”

The former first-round draft pick was arrested by police inside the Dream Hotel at 2.44am on Saturday morning local time, after the alleged incident at PHD Rooftop Lounge.

De Goey spent several hours in a holding cell, before being released from custody after pleading not guilty to all charges.

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Collingwood acted swiftly to the charges being laid and on Sunday stood down De Goey from club duties indefinitely.

He was approached by reporters after leaving court but declined to answer any questions.

De Goey has played 118 games and kicked 155 goals for the Magpies after debuting in 2015.

He finished fourth in the club's best-and-fairest award this year.

Jordan de Goey risks not only losing his existing contract, but losing out on a potential free agency windfall thanks to his arrest in New York. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Jordan de Goey risks not only losing his existing contract, but losing out on a potential free agency windfall thanks to his arrest in New York. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

De Goey is out-of-contract at the next season and was setting himself to earn a new career-defining deal.

Only last month, Collingwood football boss Graham Wright spoke about how the Magpies were keen to secure De Goey - and other stars Darcy Moore and Brayden Maynard - on long-term contracts.

De Goey travelled to the US during the off-season to undergo an intensive fitness program in California as he attempted to capitalise on an outstanding end to the 2021 season.

The explosive midfielder-forward was only able to leave Australia under a permit due to his sponsorship and work arrangements with Monster Energy.

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