Turns out Jordan DeGoey didn’t actually break his hand playing with his dog

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    UPDATE: Jordan DeGoey has been given a $5000 fine and banned for three matches following the incident reported below. DeGoey’s three-match ban will only begin after he has fully recovered from his current injury.


    Third-year Collingwood Magpies midfielder Jordan DeGoey appears to be in some hot water after the news was broken earlier today that he reportedly broke his hand in a fight, then lied to Collingwood about the origin of the injury.

    On Monday Collingwood announced that DeGoey would miss their Round 1 match with the Western Bulldogs, having broken his hand while playing with his dog at home.

    “You won’t believe me … he was playing with his dog,” Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said about the incident on Monday.

    “If we don’t laugh, we’ll cry about it – or I will, anyway.

    “He was playing with his dog and he went to throw a toy – it wasn’t a frisbee.

    “He caught his hand on the edge of a door, a door handle.”

    You were right Bucks, we really didn’t believe you. How does anyone break their hand by catching it on the edge of a door handle?

    Fox Sports is now reporting that DeGoey broke his hand in an altercation on Friday night.

    DeGoey appears likely to cop a punishment of some kind from the club, though the fact that he will miss at least a few weeks due to the injury will make an additional suspension a difficult choice.

    By far the most bizarre aspect of the story has to be that DeGoey completely failed to come up with anything more convincing than “I broke it playing with my dog.”

    To help him out in the future, here are a few quick stabs at a more convincing excuse.

    1. “My dog ate my hand”
    Pull your sleeve down over your hand and just used the most shocked face you can. If this one works for homework, it’ll work for a broken hand. Three weeks later – look, it grew back.

    2. “I fell down some stairs”
    And oldie but a goodie. You need a mate there to back you up. He fell down some stairs.

    3. “My cat was really sick”
    To be fair, I’m not sure how you’d break your hand as a result, but this one got Daniel Talia out of a speeding ticket so why not give it a crack? Plus it stays within the housepet genre.

    Josh Elliott
    Josh Elliott

    Josh Elliott may be The Roar's Weekend Editor, but at heart he's just a rusted-on North Melbourne tragic with a penchant for pun headlines - and also abnormal alliteration, assuredly; assuming achievability. He once finished third in a hot chilli pie eating contest. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshElliott_29 and listen to him on The Roar's AFL Podcast.

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    • Roar Guru

      March 21st 2017 @ 12:14pm
      Paul D said | March 21st 2017 @ 12:14pm | ! Report

      Didn’t Jeremy Howe lie over a broken finger as well? Claimed he was throwing a Frisbee when he broke it playing cricket?

      Not the same degree as De Goey who was in a fight, but still. Apparently everyone on social media knew it was a fight as soon as he came out and said it, the only ones who didn’t know were the club.

      Wasn’t Bucks cleanout designed to get rid of this brat pack stuff? Who is running Collingwood and setting standards? Why isn’t Pendlebury getting flogged like Gaz Ablett for being a selfish standout player who has no interest in young player welfare?

      • March 21st 2017 @ 1:48pm
        I hate pies said | March 21st 2017 @ 1:48pm | ! Report

        Good point Paul, why isn’t everyone all over Pendlebury. And as you say, the club has form.

      • March 22nd 2017 @ 2:44am
        joe b said | March 22nd 2017 @ 2:44am | ! Report

        it does make you wonder if there is a bit of a disconnect between Buckley and the playing group. Do the playing group already sense that Bucks might not see out the season? He has a tough 12 weeks ahead as it is.
        At least the ANZAC day clash will interesting this year.

    • March 21st 2017 @ 12:32pm
      I hate pies said | March 21st 2017 @ 12:32pm | ! Report

      For starters he shouldn’t be at the pub the week before the first round of the season, but then to get into a fight…

      • March 21st 2017 @ 3:00pm
        Bobby said | March 21st 2017 @ 3:00pm | ! Report

        Why shouldn’t he be at the pub? Luke Dalhouse was at a rave on Saturday arvo and no one cares. Players are allowed to do things, they just shouldn’t get so drunk they start fighting

        • March 21st 2017 @ 3:50pm
          I hate pies said | March 21st 2017 @ 3:50pm | ! Report

          Because alcohol is bad for you, and it slows your recovery. He’s not in the best possible condition if he’s out drinking the week before a game. Yes, I know we don’t know if he was drinking but, given he was in a pub fight, chances are he was….that’s why he shouldn’t be at the pub.

          • Roar Pro

            March 21st 2017 @ 5:44pm
            Andrew Young said | March 21st 2017 @ 5:44pm | ! Report

            So your problem is with him being at the pub? Or with drinking- which you admitted you don’t know he’s doing? not saying he is in the right, merely that players should be allowed to live a life as well, so long as they train hard and are in a condition to perform to the maximum, which of course, has been jeopardised in this instnace

    • Roar Pro

      March 21st 2017 @ 12:42pm
      Andrew Young said | March 21st 2017 @ 12:42pm | ! Report

      Should get punished for not being able to come up with something more creative. Give everyone a laugh and no punishment lol

      • March 21st 2017 @ 3:27pm
        Jim said | March 21st 2017 @ 3:27pm | ! Report

        Spot on Andrew – it was a $2 shop excuse job that he came up with!

    • Roar Guru

      March 21st 2017 @ 12:50pm
      AdelaideDocker said | March 21st 2017 @ 12:50pm | ! Report

      I feel like you had a bit of fun with this article, Josh.

      He’s not necessarily helping the Collingwood stereotype, though.

      Although, I’m not sure it’s the world’s worst thing. Young dude’s in that age demographic and Friday night altercations go together like peas in a pod. Not professional, of course, but could be worse.

      • Roar Guru

        March 21st 2017 @ 1:13pm
        Paul D said | March 21st 2017 @ 1:13pm | ! Report

        Could be a lot better too. Jeff Garlett and Mitch Robinson both got the sack for precisely this sort of thing.

        Lying about it makes it worse, he should have just owned up straight away. Anyways, like I care. If Collingwood goes through rebuild hell to remove the brat pack and winds up creating a new generation of entitled flogs the irony would be palpable.

        • Roar Guru

          March 21st 2017 @ 1:18pm
          AdelaideDocker said | March 21st 2017 @ 1:18pm | ! Report

          Eh, I mean, at least he didn’t get arrested. I spent the weekend in Melbourne and the amount of young dudes speaking to or surrounded by cops at the early hours of the mornings suprised me, haha.

          But hey I didn’t deny that he screwed up. It was a pathetic thing to do.

      • March 21st 2017 @ 3:21pm
        Nate said | March 21st 2017 @ 3:21pm | ! Report

        Lived and worked in Melbourne night life for years. There are the vast majority of people who manage to go out without altercations on a Friday night. That’s no excuse.

    • March 21st 2017 @ 2:07pm
      Kane said | March 21st 2017 @ 2:07pm | ! Report

      Should’ve known that the Pies would give out a very weak punishment. 3 weeks for getting in a bar fight and breaking a bone the week before the first game, and then lying to the club about it. Not really setting much of a precedent. People might think Carlton are a laughing stock but at least they deal with player behavior properly.

      • March 21st 2017 @ 4:11pm
        Marcus said | March 21st 2017 @ 4:11pm | ! Report

        Do Carlton have footy players?

        • March 21st 2017 @ 4:14pm
          Kane said | March 21st 2017 @ 4:14pm | ! Report

          I assume so, i don’t barrack for them. Just making a comparison mate.

        • March 21st 2017 @ 4:16pm
          Swanny said | March 21st 2017 @ 4:16pm | ! Report

          Marcus. Don’t give up your day job champ

    • March 21st 2017 @ 2:18pm
      Birdman said | March 21st 2017 @ 2:18pm | ! Report

      What is it with this club that its players reckon it’s ok to lie straight down the barrel to the club’s braintrust? – long history of it.

      • March 21st 2017 @ 3:53pm
        Kane said | March 21st 2017 @ 3:53pm | ! Report

        I suppose when ur club president can racially vilify and attack people on the radio and get away with it then i suppose the player’s start believing that they can too.

        • March 21st 2017 @ 4:06pm
          Birdman said | March 21st 2017 @ 4:06pm | ! Report

          good point Kane.

          The fish rots from the head

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