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Sydney Swan Michael Talia arrested after allegedly being caught with drugs

Sydney defender Michael Talia has been arrested after allegedly being caught with drugs.

The Swans released a statement on Monday expressing their disappointment.

‘It’s extremely disappointing to have one of our players in this situation,’ Sydney footy manager Tom Harley said.

‘Given the seriousness of the charges we have made the decision to stand Michael down from training and club activities as we gather the facts.

‘Our decision is in no way a reflection of judgement, but rather an interim measure as the matter is investigated by police.

‘All of our players are educated about drug use and the AFL’s illicit drugs policy, as well as our club’s firm view on drug issues.

‘We will work through this matter with Michael from a legal, welfare and education perspective to ensure he receives the necessary support.’

He has been charged with being in possession of a quantity of a prohibited substance and will appear in the Waverly Local Court next month