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Fevola could face further sanctions

25/09/2009 03:48:56 PM Comments (0)

Carlton are set to stand by Brendan Fevola but they could still impose further sanctions on the disgraced full-forward for his drunken and boorish behaviour at the AFL Brownlow Medal function.

Fevola, 28, has already been fined $10,000 by the Blues and can expect another dressing-down from club president Stephen Kernahan within the next couple of days.

The 2009 Coleman medallist also agreed to withdraw from the pre-match AFL grand final motorcade at the MCG on Saturday after consulting with AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou.

It remained unclear whether Fevola would attend Carlton's best and fairest award function on Monday at Crown Casino, the same venue where he disgraced himself during the Brownlow Medal festivities.

It was the latest in a long line of off-field indiscretions by Fevola, a point not lost on Blues coach Brett Ratten.

"It is a real disappointment," Ratten said on Friday.

"Brendan's in our leadership group and I think we've worked extremely hard, worked on his behaviour and things off-field and I suppose it's a really public matter, there's been a lot said, everyone's seen the vision.

"It's now behind the scenes at the club and we'll make the call.

"I think what we do at the club will be in our best interests and also whether it's rehabilitation for Brendan or something else, but there'll be things put in place to make sure he's a better person for our club.

"And what we make as a decision will be the best outcome for the senior team."

Kernahan told a club function on Friday that the Blues hierarchy were taking the Fevola issue very seriously.

"I can assure all our sponsors, supporters and members here today, that we don't take things like what happened the other night lightly," said Kernahan.

"I'll be speaking to Brendan Fevola in the next 48 hours, it'll be in a locked room, I'll have the key, and we'll be sorting Brendan out, make no mistake about that."

Fevola said in an interview with News Ltd newspapers on Friday that he was "disgusted" with himself.

He has told Blues officials he remembers very little of what occurred on Monday night, most of which was filmed by Channel Nine for a planned segment on The Footy Show.

Carlton said in a statement on Friday that Fevola supported the decision for him to skip the grand final motorcade.

"It was agreed that Brendan Fevola will not be involved in the pre-game activities tomorrow, as Brendan believes the issues from this week may detract from what is the biggest day on the Australian football calendar," the Blues said in a statement.

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