AFL 3 years ago

Jake Carlisle statement

  • Jake Carlisle statement

New St Kilda recruit Jake Carlisle has released the following statement

"I have made a very poor decision and let people down and for that I am embarrassed and truly sorry.

First, I would like to apologise to all St Kilda members, supporters and staff, AFL fans as well as my new teammates.

I am  aware of footage being aired of me last night and I want to be upfront and say that I made a mistake.

The video casts me in a very poor light and reveals clearly the inappropriate behaviour which I regret but am accountable for.

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 club so I want to start by confirming my error of judgement 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 committ to any club or AFL requirements or educational programs.

Again, I apologise for my behaviour and stress that when I join my new Club, I will do everything I can to live up to the standards and values they are building at St Kilda."

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