Jake Carlisle has released a media statement following the emergence of footage showing the newly recruited Saint allegedly consuming illicit drugs.
It reads as follows:
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 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 new club so I 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.
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.