St Kilda ‘incredibly disappointed’ in star recruit Jake Carlisle
St Kilda says it is ‘incredibly disappointed’ in star recruit Jake Carlisle.
The star utility has apologised for ‘a very poor decision’ that led to the video appearing on Channel 9’s A Current Affair.
Carlisle said in a statement ‘I want to be upfront and say that I made a mistake’, but does not explicitly admit to taking drugs.
‘I have made a very poor decision and let people down and for that I am embarrassed and truly sorry,’ Carlisle said.
‘I would like to apologise to all St Kilda members, supporters and staff, AFL fans as well as my new teammates.
‘I know that in a few weeks’ time when I join St Kilda I’m going to be expected to be open and honest with my new club so want to start by confirming my error of judgment right now.
‘St Kilda have shown great confidence in me and when I start with them I will need to earn their respect and win back the confidence of the playing group and broader Saints community.
‘I will learn from my mistake and when I return to Australia I will commit to any Club or AFL requirements or educational programs.’
Carlisle joined St Kilda from Essendon on Wednesday in a deal that resulted in the Bombers receiving pick 5 and former Swan Craig Bird.
ST KILDA STATEMENT
The St Kilda Football Club is incredibly disappointed in Jake Carlisle and this behaviour is not acceptable.
Our Board, players and staff are united in the direction we are going and we will not allow this progress to be undermined.
Jake has signed a contract with the St Kilda Football Club but he is aware that he is now on notice and behaviour of this type will not be tolerated.
Every player on our list has an obligation to live up to our values and to commit themselves to delivering to their best ability, on and off the field.
But Jake will start at our club next month with an added obligation to prove that he will live within those values in order to fulfil his potential with St Kilda.