Cats ban Stringer for the year

Sportal June 20, 2012, 2:59 pm

Geelong youngster Jesse Stringer has been banned from playing AFL for the rest of the season for his role in an off-field incident.

Stringer faces criminal charges for an off-field indiscretion earlier this month and the club has moved quickly to hand down a suspension.

The 21-year-old will not be considered for selection in the AFL until 2013 and has also been suspended for the next four VFL matches.

"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," a statement on the Geelong website said.

"The recommendation was endorsed by the club's senior management and the board.

"The AFL has been kept informed and has approved the club's position."

Stringer will also be required to attend behaviour-related education programs arranged by the club.

After being taken at pick No.61 in the 2010 Rookie Draft, Stringer finally made his debut in Round 4 this season and showed some promising signs as a dashing midfielder.

The 21-year-old averaged 12.5 touches in eight matches this year and kicked three goals.

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  1. Brendan02:11am Thursday 21st June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Punished for silly behavour yes,but thats bit harsh personally i feel.Now our club will be down another good player.I mean yes,what actually did he do,i thought it was a minor assualt.Probably in REALITY he just pushed her&being a AFL player they've made it out to be murder.Like the others said,Liam Jurrah comes back for such a VIOLENT CRIME,i mean SERIOUSLY GUY'S..............Go Cat's.......down the ladder. Media ruins everything..................

  2. Scozbo10:36pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    At least the AFL clubs are being consistent in their inconsistency.

  3. D Mack09:37pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Yahoo I am calling you out for the reverse-racist dogs that you are. Why dont you go shove a camera in Liam Jurrah's face, force him to publicly apologise and have him banned for a season? Oh, because he's black!! It's alright to attack someone with a machete (Jurrah), but not ok to pose with a gun (D'Arcy), or be in your underwear with friends at a private function (Vince), or tell Pearce his mum wears army boots (Minson). You tell me which of those was the most serious and the least punished... Go on.

  4. david09:28pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    just molesting another girl. rugby league players get away with it, why not afl too?

  5. D Mack09:12pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Are they even going to tell us what he allegedly did? Or is that now considered an unecessary detail? Let's not forget Liam Jurrah attacked someone with a machete and was already back playing by the indigenous round... Apparently whites live by a different set of rules now. So much for 'equality'. Modern media is a disgrace and I would liken them to nazis (of the left instead of the right).

  6. D.D.08:47pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Another Aussie sport made for Brainless Morons?????????

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  7. Melissa08:38pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Interesting, Hawthorne refuses to do anyting about "Buddy's" disgusting behaviour, I wonder if Jesse was a star player if they would look the other way like the Hawks? Good on ya Geelong for actually enforcing the rights and resposniblity act.

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  8. brendan08:23pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Write a list Jesse, and study and contemplate it while applying lipstick and cleaning your gun.

  9. brendan08:21pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Nice to see him knifed by club officials and his team supposed mates.

  10. Alan08:20pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Apparently it is public knowledge if you can see further than your nose. Jesse was taken into custody wearing moccasins for allegedly assaulting a woman also wearing moccasins at a house in Grovedale, one of the suburbs near Geelong where moccasins are very popular.