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Port Adelaide releases statement in response to Court of Arbitration verdict, bans for Monfries and Ryder

January 12, 2016 10:30 AM

Port Adelaide has released this statement following the ruling handed down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling on Tuesday morning. 

PAFC statement – Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling

Tuesday 12 January 2016

Port Adelaide players Angus Monfries and Paddy Ryder, along with 32 other past and present Essendon players, were today found guilty by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for committing an anti-doping rule violation and suspended for twelve months.

Port Adelaide General Manager - Football Chris Davies said the club was extremely disappointed with today’s decision.

“Clearly, we are extremely disappointed with today’s outcome and in particular we are devastated for Angus and Paddy who have been through so much already,” said Davies.

“This has been a long, drawn out process for both of them and we are most unhappy that it has ended with such a significant suspension. 

“First and foremost, we will look to support Angus and Paddy in every possible way during their time on the sidelines.

"We are very proud as to how Angus and Paddy have handled this whole process and as a club we will stand by them all the way.”