Club suspends the young player after alcohol-fuelled incident in Tasmania
AFL club St. Kilda has suspended young defender Jimmy Webster from AFL-level this week due to his involvement in an alcohol-fulled incident in Tasmania.
Although the incident occurred during the Saints’ bye weekend in Round 10, the club remained tight-lipped.
However, St. Kilda’s Head of Football Chris Pelchen explained the situation yesterday evening on Channel 9’s The Footy Show.
“Jimmy Webster was omitted from the St. Kilda team last week for failing to meet the standards expected of the players during the mid-season break,” Pelchen said.
“Jimmy will play with Sandringham in the VFL this weekend and is eligible for AFL selection from next week.”
Speaking to the media today, St. Kilda coach Alan Richardson echoed Pelchen’s sentiments, but said Webster was honest with the club.
“If you’re going to play for the club, you have to behave appropriately,” he said.
“He was incredibly honest, he came forward and let us know what happened.
“Jimmy is a fine young man but he fell short but he fell short of that on his break and he’s paid the price.”
Webster has played 19 AFL games, and was pick 42 in the 2011 National Draft.