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GIANTS Statement

The Greater Western Sydney GIANTS were today notified that the AFL Competition Integrity Department had completed an investigation into a matter involving a bet placed in contravention of AFL rules by recruiting assistant Paul Brodie. 

As a result of this breach of AFL rules Mr Brodie has tendered his resignation to the club effective immediately. He is also suspended from all duties in the AFL competition for the next 13 months. 

Mr Brodie said he regretted breaching the AFL's rules in relation to betting on AFL matches. 

"I have made a mistake which has let the club down, let down my family and friends, and let myself down, " Mr Brodie said. 

"I am very sorry for the lack of respect I have shown for the rules and principles that maintain the integrity of our game. 

"I will accept whatever sanction is imposed on me as an appropriate penalty. I have learned a serious lesson and hope others can also learn from my mistake." 

GIANTS CEO David Matthews said any contravention of the games rules around integrity was a serious matter.

"The rules relating to betting are clear within the AFL competition," Mr Matthews said. 

"Paul knows he made a very poor error of judgement and as such we have accepted his resignation. Any action that has the potential to undermine the game's integrity is clearly unacceptable and the consequences are rightly severe."