AFL 2023: GWS Giants head of development Robbie Chancellor arrested for buying cocaine, latest news, statement, response

GWS Giants newly appointed head of development Robbie Chancellor has been busted buying cocaine, charged by Police on December 10.

As first reported by the Daily Mail, Chancellor was arrested by police buying 0.87 grams of cocaine while going for a jog near his Marrickville home in Sydney’s inner-west.

The police record states Chancellor ‘made a full admission’ about purchasing the illegal drug, showing the small white bag of powder and saying: ‘It’s cocaine. I paid $300.’

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He was then placed under arrest, while officers searched his phone and found WhatsApp messages between Chancellor and the dealer arranging the meet up.

Chancellor pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a prohibited drug this week. He’ll return to court for sentencing in March.

In a statement to the Herald Sun, Giants football boss Jason McCartney called Chancellor’s actions a “serious error”.

“The Giants are incredibly disappointed by Robbie’s actions which are in no way aligned with the values and behaviours of our organisation,” McCArtney said.

“Robbie has made a serious error and understands he has let a number of people down.”

The 31-year old joined the Giants in September after a stint with NAB League club Western Jets, having also previously worked at St Kilda, Hawthorn and Melbourne in multiple roles.

Originally published as GWS Giants head of development arrested for buying cocaine

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