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Footy player suspended over penis flash

By Paul Carter 22/06/2009 08:45:35 PM Comments (0)

A Tasmanian footballer who flashed his penis on television has been suspended indefinitely from playing for his Australian Rules club.

Clarence Football Club player Tim Orchard deliberately exposed his penis for several seconds in the background of a post-match dressing room interview shown on ABC television at the weekend.

Orchard has since apologised for the display, beamed live into homes around the state.

He was wearing his club jacket and trousers at the time.

Orchard was called to account for himself at a special disciplinary hearing at the Hobart club on Monday before his penalty was decided by the club's board.

"Tim Orchard (will) be suspended indefinitely and not play in any home and away or finals game in the 2009 football season," club president Richard Mulligan said.

Mulligan said Orchard will also be required to complete a program of community service tasks to be determined in consultation with AFL Tasmania.

He is also required to undertake professional counselling to modify his behaviour and the attitudes he demonstrated with his display, Mulligan said.

His future at the club will be determined following a review at the end of the 2009 season, Mulligan said.

Orchard apologised for his behaviour after fronting the disciplinary committee.

"I've embarrassed myself, the club, the supporters, the sponsors and everyone associated with the club," he told reporters.

Mulligan says Orchard has caused a great deal of anguish and unhappiness.

"We unreservedly apologise for any offence that may have been occasioned by the inappropriate action of the player concerned," he said.

"Certainly, we consider it a very serious matter, one which goes to the very essence of the credibility and the public image of our footy club, and we'll take action accordingly."

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