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Jake King

Last played for Richmond Tigers in 2014
Games: 107     Born: March 26, 1984     Origin: Coburg Tigers
Playing Height: 178cm     Playing Weight: 82kg     Position: Forward
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #24 2006 Rookie Draft by Richmond Tigers
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Jake King Biography

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Jake King faces Melbourne Magistrates Court, where his lawyer Geoffrey Steward revealed the 33-year-old has been charged with two new steroid offences.

King also faces charges of extortion, making threats to kill, and threatening to inflict serious injury against Tony Mokdissi in 2017.

Mr Steward told the court King is set to enter a deal with prosecutors, who will likely withdraw some charges in exchange for a guilty plea for others.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Jake King and his former Richmond teammate Ty Vickery are arrested by police.

King has been charged with making threats to kill, while Vickery is being investigated over extortion claims.

King was bailed and will appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on November 15.

Vickery was released pending further investigations.

Thursday, 24 March 2016
Mediation talks between the AFL and Jake King over a compensation claim for a career-ending injury could head to the AFL Grievance tribunal, after the parties failed to reach a resolution last week.

While it remains possible the case could be settled before the hearing, King's lawyer John Gdanski said he was determined to take every step to ensure the former utility received adequate compensation.

Gdanski criticised the AFL for the time that had elapsed since the claim was made and their overall approach to the matter.

"Their definition and interpretation of an injury is incorrect, the spirit has been breached and the delay as unacceptable and the fact they have even tried to negotiate a figure that is not the full 50 per cent is disappointing," Gdanski said.

Friday, 24 April 2015
Jake King is locked in a legal battle with the AFL, seeking compensation for a career-ending injury.

King retired at the end of 2014 after eight seasons, failing to get over a toe injury he sustained early in that year.

He is claiming his foot was stomped on during the round three match against Western Bulldogs which ultimately proved to be his last AFL game.

It is also understood King's claims mention the round 10 match against West Coast in 2013 where he injured his foot, only to play the remainder of the season.

The matter is being run by the AFL Players' Association.

"I don't want to comment about the specifics of my situation but I would like to thank the AFLPA who have been outstanding in looking after players on these matters," King told Channel Nine.

The toe has been fused to his foot and has resulted in seven surgeries, the most recent on Wednesday.

He is seeking a six-figure compensation, and if successful, his payout will come from an AFL Insurance Policy.

The AFL has sought for its own medical department to undertake an independent assessment on King's injuries. For King's request to be honoured, he must convince the AFL the injury was not pre-existing.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Richmond has acted quickly following its elimination final defeat, cutting seven players from its list, including forward Aaron Edwards.

Brett O'Hanlon and Brad Helbig have also been delisted, as well as rookies Orren Stephenson, Ben Darrou, Cadeyn Williams and Todd Banfield.

They join retiring pair Jake King and Daniel Jackson, taking the total list turnover to nine ahead of the upcoming trade and free agency period.

"We'd like to thank all of these players for their hard work during their time at the Richmond Football Club," Tigers football manager Dan Richardson said.

"They have each made their own contribution to the club and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours."

Monday, 28 July 2014
Jake King has announced his retirement.

The 30-year-old has played just twice this season, stranded on Richmond's long-term injury list after foot and toe injuries.

King will finish with 107 games for the Tigers and 79 goals.

Saturday, 5 July 2014
Jake King insists that Richmond has no concerns over his controversial friendship with former bikie boss Toby Mitchell.

"The reality is you grow up in all areas of life and not everyone is perfect. To be honest we've all got friends who are unique in their own sort of way," King said.

"If we were all the same type of people the world would be a boring place. The thing is, you're made out to be a bad person or you've done something wrong but that's just one person's opinion.

"[Mitchell] is a good bloke and I've grown up with him."

Friday, 4 July 2014
Jake King has indicated his desire to play on for a ninth AFL season next year after being ruled out for the remainder of 2014 with a foot injury.

"Jake's a realist, he knows unless he can get it right that will be the end," King's manager Brett Archer said.

"In his mind, he thinks he can give another year but it's going to be up to his body.

"I would imagine that would be his last year."

Thursday, 1 May 2014
Jake King is placed on Richmond's long-term injury list due to a toe injury.

"It's disappointing for Jake and the team to have him sidelined for a significant period," Richmond's football manager Dan Richardson said.

"He's a very tough character, and is no stranger to playing under duress. As much as he was prepared to push through, it didn't make sense for him to continue to play in pain."

Tuesday, 22 April 2014
A recurring toe injury will keep Jake King on the sidelines for at least a fortnight. The small forward has suffered a flare-up of an existing injury, which has previously been operated on.

"I probably pushed him a little bit to play before he was quite ready from a fitness point of view," Richmond coach Damien Hardwick said about King.

"I think he's a barometer of our footy club. Everything he does from a spirit, passion point of view is exactly how I want my players to play and look, he's come back sore.

"He tried to go on the weekend and it's pulled up sore again."

Thursday, 20 February 2014
Jake King and Richmond continue to draw criticism after the small forward is again observed in public socializing with former Bandidos boss Toby Mitchell.

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has issued a statement that Richmond should reconsider its stance that King was free to associate with whoever he wanted in his own time, arguing King was risking the Tigers' reputation and putting himself in a vulnerable position through his friendship with Mitchell.

"My counsel to Richmond would be I think you do have a role in saying to your players who you should and shouldn't associate with," Demetriou told Channel Seven.

"And I think Jake King should seriously consider who he associates with and not put at risk the reputation of his club or put himself in a vulnerable position."

At the same time, Port chairman David Koch has gone on record saying he would sack King on the spot if he was a Power player.

"We would get rid of him, absolutely, as simple as that," Koch said.

"Our leadership group would tear him to shreds and say, 'You either stop doing this or you're not part of our group anymore'."

Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Jake King has been told by Richmond that he is free to mix with whoever he chooses in his own time, after last week meeting with former Bandidos biker club sergeant-at-arms Toby Mitchell.

"Who Jake mixes with in his own time and in his own private capacity, that's up to him and they're the choices he makes," Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale said.

"As long as he acts in a lawful way and he doesn't involve other players."

Thursday, 23 January 2014
Jake King is captured on camera with former Bandidos biker club sergeant-at-arms Toby Mitchell again, this time at a Docklands cafe.
Monday, 23 December 2013
Richmond say it will likely not be punishing Jake King for his continued association, against club orders, with former Bandidos biker club sergeant-at-arms Toby Mitchell.

"We don't offer directions and hard-and-fast rules to our players about who they should and shouldn't (associate with); we provide advice (and) guidance, but we expect them to make their own decisions," Tigers CEO Brendon Gale said.

"We would expect Jake to make better decisions. He understands that as a Richmond footballer he's a public figure and there's a heightened state of alert, and unfortunately these things have implications."

Monday, 16 December 2013
Jake King faces a fine or suspension from Richmond after defying orders to cut ties with former Bandidos biker club sergeant-at-arms Toby Mitchell.

News Corp on Monday ran a photo of the pair at the weekend sitting in adjacent rows watching lingerie-clad women play American football at AAMI Park.

The article claimed it was at least the second time King had been seen with Mitchell since the club's warning.

Friday, 13 September 2013
AFL chief Andrew Demetriou slams Richmond after Bandido bikie leader Toby Mitchell had visited the Tigers' rooms with an injured Jake King following the side's round 20 win over the Brisbane Lions.

"We know after the past 12 months, from our code's perspective, it's not what we want," Demetriou said.

"I'm surprised given the level of awareness, the efforts we've gone to with each club, to explain the importance of this particular issue in fact I think it's pretty stupid."

Thursday, 4 July 2013
Jake King will play in his 100th game against North Melbourne this week and says playing in finals is what drives him and the team this year.

"I haven't played in finals so I don't know what it's like and it's not an individual game but that's something I'd like to look back on in time, as well as playing 100 games, and say, 'I played in finals or I got to do this or we had the opportunity and we made it to here'," King said.

"That's something I'd like to sit back and talk about too because I haven't played finals in the seven years I've been here so it would be nice to actually do it."

Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Jake King signs a new one-year deal with Richmond, extending his tenure at the club to eight years.
Sunday, 16 December 2012
After enduring a raft of injuries including his knee, wrist, thumb, cheekbone, knee again, foot and adductor, Jake King says 2012 was a torrid year for him.

"It was the worst year I've had," King said.

"Sunday mornings pretty much involved moccasins, tracksuit pants and just lying on the couch. It was horrible."

Friday, 14 December 2012
Currently recovering from five post-season operations, Jake King says he hopes to get his body right in time for the opening game of 2013.

"I'm hoping to play a few of the NAB Cup games and get my fitness up and get ready for round one," King said.

"That's providing everything goes well and there's no setbacks, but I should get a couple of games there."

Thursday, 13 September 2012
At just 20 years of age, Jack Darling has already proven he's not afraid of the big stage and shapes as a key weapon when West Coast takes on the Pies.

"It's hard to believe he's only in his second year of football," teammate Daniel Kerr said of Darling.

"The way he goes about it, his mental attitude and his physical characteristics as well - how strong he is - you'd think he'd been in the system for seven or eight years.

"If he keeps improving the way he is at the minute, we could have a pretty special player on our hands."

Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Richmond's Jake King has played his last game in 2012 after undergoing surgery on a fractured toe.

"Jake presented to recovery on Sunday with pain in his foot and a scan showed a fracture in his toe," Richmond's elite performance manager Matt Hornsby said.

"He had surgery [Monday] morning to repair the fracture and will miss the last two games."

Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Bulldogs assistant coach Steven King refutes claims the club has turned its back on Tom Liberatore.

"By no means have we just said, 'See you later mate, we'll see you in six weeks.' We want to do what's best for Tom and what's best for the club," King said.

"The main lesson is how privileged you are to play League footy and give him a little bit of a taste of what a normal 20-year-old's life is, and that's go out in the workforce.

"I'm sure he'll come through it a lot better person."

Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Jake King has suffered a tear in his posterior cruciate ligament in Richmond's match against Collingwood and will miss up to six weeks.

"I went for a marking contest back with the flight of the ball and collided with one of the Magpie players and got a slight injury to the knee," King said.

"We had a scan done and I've got a slight tear to the PCL and a little bit of a cartilage tear to the back of the knee."

Saturday, 25 February 2012
Jake King tells the Herald Sun of how he earned his nickname "push-up king".

"It was a competition and the guys who got the most amount of push-ups and chin-ups as a team got rewarded," King said.

"No one knew what the actual reward was but it turned out to be a couple of chocolate bars, or something stupid.

"My group was the last one and we needed something like 260 push-ups to win and I was the last person. I ended up getting to 260, and the only reason we got there was because the other boys were going berserk - they wanted me to fail.

"Everyone was giving me hell but we got to where we needed. The boys then started cheering me on. They (the SOG) said there was a record of about 270-odd and the boys said: 'Get to 300'. I think I did 303 of them and then one muppet yells out: 'Let's get 400'.

"That was it. All the boys came over and picked me up and carried me around."

Jake King says he was gutted to learn he would miss Round 1 against Carlton in 2012 after being suspended late last year against Adelaide.

"As soon as I was told, I think I was more disappointed within myself that it had happened again," King told the Herald Sun.

"I'd let the boys down again and Dimma (coach Damien Hardwick) and everyone else around the club. It actually hurts that you can't get out there to help them.

"I was out for dinner when I got a phone call from the club and I think there was just silence."

Monday, 31 October 2011
Jake King's suffers a medial ligament strain during Australia's 44-point loss to Ireland in the first Test and will take no further part in the International Rules series.
Friday, 9 September 2011
Richmond small forwards Jake King and Robin Nahas have been rewarded for breakout 2011s with two year contracts.
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Richmond utility Jake King has failed in his bid to overturn a two-match ban for a sling tackle on Crow Andy Otten.

With only one match remaining in 2011 and the Tigers missing the finals, the ban will mean that King will have a late start to 2012.

"Jake is disappointed he will miss the final game of the season, but we accept the decision of the AFL Tribunal," Richmond general manager of football Craig Cameron said.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Adelaide says it inadvertently alerted the AFL to a sling tackle that has cost Tiger Jake King a two-match suspension.

"I want to make it clear the Adelaide Football Club did not ask the AFL to investigate the incident, or supply any video of the alleged incident," Crows football manager Phil Harper said.

"The incident was mentioned in a discussion with an AFL official late yesterday after the release of the match review panel findings but it was certainly not our intention for any investigation to occur. In fact, we thought it was too late for that."

Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Jake King denies allegations he threatened a man and his family who took out an intervention order against him.

King fronted Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court this morning and agreed to the order being extended for six months.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Richmond cult hero Jake King has emerged as one of the most improved players in the competition and is on the verge of signing new contract with Richmond.

"They've found a really important role for him in the team. You'd have to say he's one of the most improved players in the competition," King's manager Tom Petroro said.

"Its not just what he does to make himself a better player, its what he does with the other boys. His direction and ability to protect the young boys on the forward line is obvious.''

Thursday, 3 February 2011
Jake King will captain a young Richmond side against the Indigenous All-Stars in Alice Springs tomorrow night in the absence of regular skipper Chris Newman.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Richmond defender Jake King has had his striking charge downgraded at the tribunal after arguing that his actions were reckless but not intentional.

King told the tribunal that he was being held down by two Collingwood players during a scuffle and made contact with Cloke as he fought his way off the ground.

King's ban has been reduced to one match which means that he will still be unavailable for round 1.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010
A spiteful NAB Challenge practice match between the Magpies and the Tigers results in allegations of biting and "dobbing".

Collingwood forward Travis Cloke has drawn the ire of Richmond after providing evidence that he was struck by Richmond's Jake King resulting in the latter being suspended and offered two weeks for his offence.

Tigers recruit Dylan Grimes was also involved after being allegedly bitten on the back by an unnamed Collingwood player.

Richmond defender Jake King will appear before the tribunal next Tuesday night to fight a striking charge based only on evidence given by Collingwood's Travis Cloke.
Monday, 8 March 2010
Collingwood forward Travis Cloke provides evidence to the match review panel against Tiger Jake King for striking him.

King is subsequently suspended for two matches following Cloke's evidence.

Monday, 17 August 2009
Twenty players from Richmond and Collingwood have been charged with engaging in a melee by the AFL match review panel.

Jake King, in particular, has accepted a two-match suspension after being found guilty of striking Collingwood's Alan Didak.

Saturday, 15 August 2009
Collingwood assistant coach Brad Scott praises Alan Didak for keeping his cool despite constant niggling from Tiger Jake King.

King's attempts to unsettle Didak followed Hawk Ben McGlynn's efforts a few weeks ago when McGlynn was able to get under the forward's skin in Collingwoods loss to Hawthorn.

"Everyone highlighted the fact that McGlynn got under his skin against Hawthorn, and we knew Richmond would try and do the same to him again today," Scott said after the match.

"He responded brilliantly. We were rapt with his efforts both offensively and defensively, and to hold his nerve under pressure.

"Today he was completely in control of every situation. Players tried to get under his skin, it didn't affect him, and the game was played on his terms and our terms."

Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Jake King has set his sights on making 2010 a standout year after caretaker coach Jade Rawlings brought him back into the senior side

"Jade and Wayne and the coaching staff and leadership group and all the players have been right behind me the whole way," he told

"I stuck to the trademarks and behaviours, and Jade was with me at Coburg and said that as long as I kept doing the right thing, things would work out.

"He turned around and said: you've done everything I've asked, here's your spot, go and make the most of it." .

Saturday, 20 June 2009
Richmond's axed veterans were on the end of an embarrassing loss after suiting up for the Tigers' VFL side this afternoon.

Senior players Joel Bowden, Mark Coughlan and Jordan McMahon were all part of the Coburg Tigers' 45-point loss, while other AFL regulars Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls, Jake King and Jay Schulz also played.

Most were dropped from Richmond's senior side after coach Terry Wallace stepped down a fortnight ago and interim replacement Jade Rawlings opted for youth over experience.

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