WOW, It's HOT!
And with this new scandal, it seems you are all jumping to get your hands on more dirt that St.Kilda are quite obviously throwing at us all!
It feels like forever since I've written a blog publicly, and to be honest the reason I haven't lately is because everything that's happened recently hasn't really been blog worthy.
Anyway! So, I assume that you have all been watching the news, and it seems that St.Kilda have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble - Again.
See, if I was a nasty, malicious, vindictive teenager like most of St.Kilda has named me, (including their lawyer- Ross Levin) - I would be attacking them straight up. And even I have surprised myself in saying that I believe I am at peace with St.Kilda football club.
Of course, I still have my problems with the club and the AFL.
But in a way, it's like how I stained my carpet with hair dye the other day!
The stains will slowly fade, but in reality, they will be there forever.
BUT -I don't really feel the need to bring those issues up, as I think both St.Kilda and myself need to be getting our lives and reputations back on track.
In saying that - I honestly wish those 4 football players all the best.
But, take a step back for a minute, and take a deep breath.
Is what they have done really THAT bad?
Let's get real - I don't understand how Ben Cousins can be doing cocaine, ice, etc and sometimes not even get suspended, but yet these young boys who have been caught up in a drug scandal for the first time, have to go through the following below:
- A suspension from the Club for a period of six weeks during which time they will be training with VFLSandringham
- Maximum fine payable under the AFL Player’s Code of Conduct ($5,000)
- Specified counselling procedures
- Players will be required to find full time employment for the duration of their suspension
- Participate in relevant community programs in the City of Frankston area affiliate
Seems a bit harsh?
They are young, and I for one know that young people do stupid and irresponsible things!
Regardless, I think my message to St.Kilda football club would be:
Truth be known, you may be normal adults, with families, friends and careers.
But in reality, you boys have to realise that you're not really normal people, once you hit that day that you play for your club for the first time, there is no going back from there - No matter what you do, you will be in the spotlight.
And when the day comes, when you're embroiled in a scandal.. You have to think back - And realise, this IS my fault; And I have to take responsibility for this.
Not having a go at anyone here - I just feel like AFL players, or any elite athlete needs to take precautions in what they do, because you WILL be judged, you WILL ruin your reputation and you WILL put your career at risk.
Wise up boys, so you can make your supporters proud.
Get back on track, and hold the premiership flag up high this year.