Lyon ruled out luring Mitch Clark to the Dockers, saying he already had a chance to join the club but turned it down.
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has ruled out luring Mitch Clark to the Dockers, saying he once had a chance to join the club but turned it down.
Clark quit the Demons in April, citing serious mental health issues at the time.
His manager Colin Young said the tall forward was keen to attempt an AFL return in 2015.
Clark tuned down the Dockers during the 2011 trade period and instead joined Melbourne on a more lucrative contract.
Lyon was asked about his interest in Clark, and said he was “confused” about the speculation surrounding the player.
“Mitch, what’s his name? I think he had an opportunity to come to this club that he didn’t want to come to,” Lyon said.
“Me, personally? I can’t really speak for the list management committee. We’d probably get together.
“I understand he’s not a very well young man.
“From me at the minute, I’m a bit confused by it all from the outside. It’s a very serious issue. He seems like not a well man and mental health is clearly the issue.
“I feel pretty uncomfortable even talking about it at the minute.”