Season 2017 - Port Adelaide


Ryder charged with assault and obstruction of police after a nightclub incident in Hindley St last night. Was out on the ■■■■ with his brother and cousin.


mostly his brothers fault, read the statement! (cop out)


Tweet from 1AM this morning. If this bloke is true then Paddy is in some strife…


Please be absolutely true. Would love to see his career ended


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



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.



Need to tweet at Koch!


Closer to family eh?


Some talk that he king hit a police officer that was restraining his brother.
Port claim to have the best indigenous program in the comp but that’s now 4 incidents in the last 12 months


Ok so how’s the afl media going to blame us for this.


Hinkley and Koch MUST stand down!


The AFL will get involved and sweep it away next to Dustin Martin’s chopsticks


Why wasn’t he home with his family; the family whose needs are primary?


He assaulted a cop? He is gone. Laters Ryder


“Hird should’ve been monitoring him instead of selfishly and narcissisticly handing out the Norm Smith Medal”


It is interesting that Port are not doing anything about it until the court case.




See ya later Angus.


Good career, Gus, but I suspect he just beat the tap on the shoulder.

Probably go back to Sturt instead of playing in the prison bars.


Good player. Would have been better in the midfield but didn’t have the tank

All the best


What are they supposed to do, lock 'em up when not playing or training?
What about the non-indigenous?