Collingwood star Jordan De Goey has had ‘forcible touching’ charges against him dropped, but will still face a US court over an alleged assault.
The 25-year-old had been charged with groping and assaulting a 35-year-old woman, who allegedly encountered De Goey in a New York nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police had initially claimed De Goey had touched the woman’s private parts without permission.
It is understood prosecutors are no longer pursing that charge.
He will still appear in court on December 8, two days after the Pies are due to start pre-season training, charged with assault and harassment of a 37-year-old man.
Camera IconCollingwood star Jordan de Goey and tattoo artist Luke Dyson partying in New York. Credit: Dyson Ink/Instagram
De Goey pleaded not guilty to all charges after appearing in court in his Halloween costume.
On Sunday, Collingwood confirmed they had stood De Goey down from its AFL program indefinitely.
“The club will continue to pay De Goey under the terms of his contract until such time as an outcome to proceedings against him in the United States is reached or a more complete account of events is established,” the statement read.
“In the interim, De Goey will not be permitted to train or play with Collingwood or make use of club resources, staff or facilities.
“Collingwood is deeply disappointed by reports and events… involving De Goey in the US.
Camera IconJordan De Goey. Credit: Quinn Rooney/via AFL Photos
“Given the circumstances, the club believes it is appropriate to remove him from the AFL program.”
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