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Former Hawk remains behind bars after losing appeal

  • Former Hawk remains behind bars after losing appeal

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: Dayle Garlett boxes during a Hawthorn Hawks training session at Box Hill City Oval on December 6, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Former Hawthorn draftee Dayle Garlett will remain behind bars in Western Australian prison after failing to win his appeal.

While Garlett never managed a game for the Hawks, he came with a lot of hype, having been passed over in the previous draft due to off-field issues.

Garlett is behind bars for a minimum of four years and eight months due to a string of charges, involving burglary, car theft and reckless driving. 

The 22 year old told Justice Robert Mazza that he thought the prison term was "manifestly excessive" and continued on by saying that he wants to reinvigorate his short AFL career.

"That life may or may not involve the appellant playing AFL football," Justice Mazza said.

"If he has lost the opportunity to play AFL football, the appellant himself must bear responsibility for that consequence."

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