Leroy Jetta has quit the Bombers and will explore his options via free agency.
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Essendon have confirmed small forward Leroy Jetta has quit the club and will explore his options via free agency.
Jetta, who has played just 93 games since being drafted in 2006, said the time was right to leave the Bombers.
“It is a difficult decision to move on after eight years at Essendon but the time is right to look for new opportunities elsewhere,” Jetta said.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play under some terrific coaches, including James Hird and Mark Thompson, and I would like to thank everyone at the Essendon football club for the support they have shown me, especially my teammates.”
“I’d also like to thank the fans and supporters. I will always look back at my time at Essendon with great memories.”
Jetta’s manager Colin Young said he had been in discussions in Essendon recently.
“Obviously he wasn’t playing senior football and Leroy decided it was time to seek a new home and opportunities at another club,” he said.
“Importantly, this decision has not been made in relation to any other matter.”