In his statement Carlisle addressed the expectation of St Kilda to be open and honest regarding this issue and in that regard expressed his desire “to start by confirming my error of judgement right now”.
Carlisle’s full statement below:
I have made a very poor decision and let people down and for that I am embarrassed and truly sorry. First, I would like to apologise to all St Kilda members, supporters and staff, AFL fans as well as my new teammates.
I am aware of footage being aired of me last night and I want to be upfront and say that I made a mistake.
The video casts me in a very poor light and reveals clearly inappropriate behaviour which I regret but am accountable for.
I know that in a few weeks’ time when I join St Kilda I’m going to be expected to be open and honest with my new club so want to start by confirming my error of judgment right now.
St Kilda have shown great confidence in me and when I start with them I will need to earn their respect and win back the confidence of the playing group and broader Saints community.
I will learn from my mistake and when I return to Australia I will commit to any Club or AFL requirements or educational programs.
Again, I apologise for my behaviour and stress that when I join my new Club, I will do everything I can to live up to the standards and values they are building at St Kilda.