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Grant admits he let 'Roos, Laidley down

10/07/2008 11:59:29 PM Comments (0)

North Melbourne premiership forward Shannon Grant has admitted he let the club and coach Dean Laidley down with poor off-field behaviour.

Grant was banned by the club from playing in this Saturday night's match against Port Adelaide, after misbehaving at a recent club golf day.

"It's a bit embarrassing more than anything, I let the club down, my team-mates down and the coach as well, especially considering the way he came out and backed me in a couple of weeks ago," Grant told the Nine Network.

Kangaroos president James Brayshaw said he was glad the 31-year-old had shown contrition over his actions.

"It's not a good situation, I think Shannon's handled it really well," Brayshaw said.

"I think the situation is he knows why he's been suspended, he's disappointed with his actions.

"The most important thing is (coach Dean Laidley) very publicly defended him and he's let him down, he owed him an apology and I'm glad he made it."

Laidley responded to questioning about Grant's poor form last month by saying the 1999 premiership hero would never be dropped to the VFL while he was coach.

Grant's suspension means he will have to play all of North's final seven home and away matches to reach the 300-game mark, unless they reach the finals.

He has previously said it is uncertain whether he will play on next season.

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