The Greater Western Sydney Giants have confirmed former premiership player Shane Mumford will take part in a rehabilitation program after footage appearing to show him snorting a line of white powder emerged online.
In the vision, which has gone viral since being shared on social media on Tuesday, the ex-Giants ruckman can be seen ingesting a large line of a substance off a table whilst being cheered on by a group of people around him.
In a statement released a short time ago, the Giants confirmed the video is three years old and that the incident took place after Mumford sustained a season-ending injury in 2015.
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“The GIANTS are aware of an incident, and associated video footage, regarding Shane Mumford from three years ago,” the statement reads.
“The club understands the incident took place in 2015 shortly after Shane had suffered a season-ending injury in round 11 that year.”
The Giants said they were “extremely distressed” by the footage and revealed Mumford will now take part in a rehabilitation program.
“The club is disappointed in Shane’s choice of actions at this time and also understands that Shane requires a level of medical support with his health and well-being in mind,” they said.
“The club will be working with Shane to ensure he engages in a rehabilitation program along with a range of other measures.
“Shane has expressed deep remorse, embarrassment and distress in relation to his actions. He understands he has let himself, his family and the club down and caused great embarrassment to those around him.
“The club has kept the AFL informed of this matter.”
WARNING: Video contains footage of drug use.