The Collingwood board has considered an agreement on a conclusion to the legal matter faced by Jordan De Goey in the US, which was reached late today.

As a result of this in-principle resolution and based on further undertakings given by Jordan to the club, Collingwood has reinstated Jordan to its AFL program.

Jordan is able to return to training as of tomorrow, January 21. He was stood down on October 31, 2021.

He will do so under club imposed terms that he has agreed to.

These are:

  • - Acceptance of continuing and further support off-field and full co-operation with health professionals providing such support.
  • - A commitment to permanent, part-time work with the Salvation Army.

“Jordan is a Collingwood player and like all of our players he will be supported with everything that we have. We want our people, including those who make mistakes, to know what Side by Side means,” Collingwood president, Jeff Browne, said.

“We are pleased that the matter is resolved and Craig McRae and his team can get on with the pre-season.”

The club remains of the view that it was appropriate to stand De Goey down until the various charges he faced were dealt with.

With Jordan pleading guilty to a second degree harassment violation and agreeing to an order to commit to a corrective program in Australia, and all other charges dropped, the matter is resolved.

A second degree harassment violation will not result in a criminal conviction.

The club received in writing today an agreed settlement that is expected to be ratified at a hearing in the US on January 28.