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Paddy Ryder charged with assault after nightclub fracas

Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder has been charged with assault following a fracas outside an Adelaide nightclub.

The former Bomber will face court next month on charges of assault and hindering police.

In a statement released today, the Power said the incident “primarily concerned his brother”.

A cousin of Ryder, 29, was also involved.

“Ryder met with club officials this morning to express his disappointment and regret for involving himself in an incident,” Port Adelaide said in a statement.

“Given this is a police matter, Ryder and the club will not be making any further comment until after the court hearing.”

Ryder was released on bail to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on November 15.