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Is Collingwood allowed to tell Jordan De Goey who to be friends with?

Troubled Collingwood youngster Jordan De Goey has “agreed to make significant changes to his social life and associations” after he was busted drink-driving at the weekend.

But is a football club entitled to tell a player who they can and can’t hang out with?

“In some cases they (an employer) can,” Libby Sander, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Bond Business School, told Ross and John.

“If it’s going to harm the employer’s reputation…”

De Goey has been suspended “indefinitely” by the Pies and will fork out $20,000 – a $10,000 fine and $10,000 donation to charity – after he blew .095 in Port Melbourne on Saturday night.

Among a raft of sanctions, the club said De Goey had agreed to make changes to his friendship group.

However, speaking on 3AW Breakfast, Jon Anderson said he was “surprised” by that.

“I actually know Jordan De Goey – not well – but a bit because he went to school where my boys went,” the Herald Sun sports reporter explained.

“I think I know some of those boys and the ones I know are good young blokes.

“I assume he still hangs around with the same kids from the school.”

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