Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder has been charged with assault
Michelangelo Rucci, adelaidenow
3 minutes ago
PORT Adelaide ruckman Patrick Ryder has been arrested and charged with assaulting police after a fracas outside an Adelaide nightclub following the Grand Final.
The club has confirmed the incident also involved Ryder’s younger brother and cousin in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Following the incident, Ryder was charged with assaulting police and hindering police.
The officers sustained only minor injuries.
Ryder, 29, has been released on bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on November 15.
Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder has been charged with assault by Police. Picture: Sarah Reed
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The club said in a statement on Sunday evening: “Ryder met with club officials this morning to express his disappointment and regret for involving himself in an incident which primarily concerned his brother.”
“Given this is a police matter, Ryder and the club will not be making any further comment until after the court hearing,” the club said.
In addition to Ryder, SA Police confirmed a 22-year-old man from Western Australia was arrested and charged with resisting police, and a 23-year-old man from Western Australia was arrested and charged with assaulting police.
Ryder earned AFL accolades as the competition’s best ruckman this season after spending a year out of football to serve a WADA-imposed ban from the Essendon supplements saga in 2012.
The West Australian moved to Port Adelaide in 2015 after playing 170 AFL games with Essendon from 2006. He has played 40 AFL games in his three years at Alberton.
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