CLUB STATEMENT – Matthew Rosier Driving Under the Influence

28.02.17 16:26

NT Thunder senior player Matthew Rosier was booked for mid-range DUI on Sunday 19 February and will face court in early March.

AFLNT Football Operations Manager Joel Bowden stated that Rosier is aware that his actions are unacceptable.

“Matthew and the Club are extremely disappointed in his actions.

“Everyone associated with the Club is aware of the risks associated with drink driving and take this matter very seriously.

“Matthew is a senior player and should be setting the right example to his younger teammates. His failure to think before acting could’ve led to dire consequences and we will continue to educate Matthew and the rest of the playing group on road safety awareness,” Bowden said.

In addition to any court-imposed sanction, the Club’s management and player leadership group determined that Rosier will receive a two-game suspension, will complete set community engagement tasks and undergo the official AFL education programs related to player integrity.

Rosier apologised for his actions stating; “I deeply regret my decision last Sunday. I am relieved nothing more serious came of my failure to follow the simple principles to driving and drinking. I am also extremely sorry to have let down my teammates, my family, my partner, NT Thunder fans and the football public.