Pie’s court case adjourned

Pie’s court case adjourned

JORDAN De Goey’s United States court case has been adjourned until January after the Collingwood star appeared via video link.

The 25-year-old’s AFL career with the Magpies hangs in the balance after a night out in New York in October resulted in him being charged with assault.

Represented by lawyer Jacob Kaplan, De Goey on Thursday learned a decision on the charges will be handed down on January 18.

The midfielder-forward was stood down by Collingwood soon after the alleged incident at a Halloween-themed party at PHD Rooftop Lounge on October 30.

An earlier charge of forcible touching was dropped only days after his arrest.

Collingwood released a statement on Thursday confirming De Goey remains stood down from all club duties.

“Collingwood continues to assess the course of the case against Jordan and awaits meaningful developments that will allow for a more complete review of the facts,” the statement read.

“Until that time Jordan will remain stood down.

“Collingwood officials met with Jordan earlier this week and he will continue to be paid in full while stood down and receive welfare support services through the club.”

De Goey travelled to the US during the off-season to undergo an intensive fitness program at the W Training Facility in California in an attempt to capitalise on an outstanding end to the 2021 AFL season.

After returning to Australia on November 30, De Goey has been seeking alternative avenues to keep training as he is barred from attending Collingwood’s headquarters.

On Wednesday night, he trained with local Bellarine Peninsula club Leopold, coached by former Collingwood assistant Garry Hocking.

De Goey has played 118 games and kicked 155 goals for Collingwood after debuting in 2015.

Collingwood is unsure about sticking with De Goey, regardless of the result of the court case, due to its concerns about his behaviour over a long period of time.

(C) AAP 2021