June 17, 2024


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Seven cut ties with commentator following Perth powder bag incident

Seven cut ties with commentator following Perth powder bag incident

Wayne Carey’s commentary occupation seems about, immediately after Channel Seven confirmed the footballing excellent will not surface on their telecast for the 2023 season.

Carey was stood down from the ultimate a few weeks of the AFL finals series right after a bag containing white powder fell from his pocket while at a Perth on line casino previous month.

The North Melbourne legend claimed the powder was crushed anti-inflammatory tablets to handle his long-term wellbeing issues. WA Police confirmed on Thursday they will not be pressing prices, subsequent the consequence of an investigation into the incident.

“This investigation has been finalised and no felony fees have been most popular,” the police physique explained in a statement.

Having said that, Carey’s media job has previously sustained irreparable harm, with The Age also getting rid of Carey as a common columnist and radio station Triple M confirming last month the 2022 year would be his past as a member of their commentary group.

Seven experienced picked to stand Carey down pending the end result of an investigation, but confirmed on Thursday his skilled opinions purpose would will need to be changed, saying Carey chose to step away.

“We have been in frequent dialogue with Wayne Carey as the WA Law enforcement investigation was performed,” Seven Melbourne director Lewis Martin claimed in a statement.

“Wayne has advised 7 that owing to the media notice he and his loved ones have received as a outcome of this incident, he does not intend to do any media in 2023.

“We wish to thank Wayne for his company to 7.”

Wayne Carey

Previous player and media presenter Wayne Carey is noticed in the course of the Spherical 21 AFL match involving the Essendon Bombers and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Friday, August 10, 2018. (AAP Graphic/Julian Smith)

Carey had currently been shifted from his customary Friday evening football slot to Saturday evening matches at the begin of 2022.

Carey was escorted from the premises at Crown Perth following the incident.

He argued in September the powder was an anti-inflammatory medication he requires for pain, but admitted the incident was ‘not a excellent look’.

Nonetheless, he maintains that had the powder without a doubt been unlawful, casino stability must have right away taken it up with the police.

“If what was alleged had took place, then the law enforcement should really have been known as straight away,” Carey reported at the time.

“They under no circumstances identified as the police. I want to know why.”