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Kane Johnson

Last played for Richmond Tigers in 2008
Games: 220     Born: March 15, 1978     Origin: Eastern Ranges
Playing Height: 186cm     Playing Weight: 85kg     Position: Midfield
Drafted: Pick #27 1995 National Draft by Adelaide Crows
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Kane Johnson Biography

Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Kane Johnson who was publicly accused of helping plot Terry Wallace's demise as Richmond coach says his conscience is clear.

"I'm not going to go out there and play games and try to defend myself because I don't need to defend myself," Johnson said.

"Going forward, it's forgotten and we move on. We've got a new era at the football club.

"There's been a lot of people who thought they knew exactly what was going on, but all I'll say is I'm comfortable with my involvement, and more than happy with the way Chris Newman has handled himself."

Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Former Richmond captain Kane Johnson has announced his retirement.
Former Richmond captain Kane Johnson quits football to take up player development role with the Tigers.

"I dearly would have loved to play until the end of the year but my ongoing issues with my knee have forced me to reassess the situation and make the decision earlier than expected," Johnson said.

"It is the start of a new era at the club and as I had no intention of playing on next year, the timing was right to step aside and play some of the new generation of players.

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank both the Adelaide and Richmond Football Clubs for giving me the opportunity to play for two great clubs. I have met some outstanding people over the journey and really appreciate the terrific support they have shown me."

Monday, 25 May 2009
Richmond has denied rumours former captain Kane Johnson was poised to retire, saying he was determined to play this year.

"I am not going to comment on that, because to be honest we are trying to put it behind us a bit. He will definitely be training tomorrow," Tigers' head of football Craig Cameron said.

"Someone called me and asked me if he had retired, which is also not true."

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Kane Johnson emerges as a key participant in the player push to have Terry Wallace removed as Richmond coach.

The Age reports that rookie skipper Chris Newman was heavily influenced by Johnson to approach Wallace.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Former Richmond president Clinton Casey has been given just weeks to settle claims by high profile Tiger players.

Richmond stars Nathan Brown, Matthew Richardson and Kane Johnson are asking for a minimum of $300,000 from Casey with the threat of taking him to court if their demands are not met.

Casey, and Richmond, only recently settled out of court a dispute involving another ex-player, Ben Holland.

Holland gained the confidential settlement, believed to be more than $100,000, after lodging documents with the Supreme Court seeking $530,000 from business and investment opportunities that he claimed were not delivered.

Friday, 3 April 2009
Richmond's Kane Johnson will miss at least another two months, leaving the Tiger's career hanging in the balance.

The Tigers have confirmed the former skipper has been added to the long-term injury list, meaning he cannot play for at least eight weeks.

Johnson has been struggling to overcome patella tendon knee soreness.

At the age of 31, Johnson could be in his final season.

Thursday, 5 March 2009
RICHMOND ex-captain Kane Johnson will need surgery to repair knee cartilage damage sustained against Collingwood in the NAB Cup.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Richmond is expected to announce its new captain today, with Chris Newman the strong favourite to take over from midfielder Kane Johnson.
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Kane Johnson stands down as Tigers captain.

"There hasn't been a lot of on-field success which has been disappointing," Johnson said of his time as captain of the club.

"That's something that every leader would like to accomplish. I think the best thing was seeing this young group develop."

Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Richmond captain Kane Johnson is ordered to do eight hours of community work after he was charged with offensive behaviour, and being found drunk in a public place.

"It's been dealt with in the harshest way. I know my job as captain is not to get into these sort of situations, and I won't be doing that in the future," Johnson said outside the Melbourne Magistrates Court.

Sunday, 23 March 2008
Richmond captain Kane Johnson is arrested and charged with being drunk in a public place.

Johnson is understood to have urinated outside a St Kilda Road police complex in the early hours of the morning.

As a result of his actions, Johnson remains captain of Richmond but volunteers to sit out the upcoming match against North Melbourne in Round 2.

"I deeply regret my actions, I'm disappointed that I've let the club, our supporters and my teammates down," Johnson said in a statement.

"As captain, I have preached a message that I've failed to uphold.

"Fronting my teammates at the next training session will be the most difficult time I face in football.

"I take full responsibility for my behaviour and accept the penalty that the club has imposed."

Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Richmond announces their leadership group for 2008 consisting of Kane Johnson returning as captain with Chris Newman and Nathan Foley the vice-captains.

Rounding out the leadership group for 2008 will be Troy Simmonds, Nathan Brown, Joel Bowden and Kayne Pettifer.

"It's a great sign for the club to see some of our younger generation emerging as leaders and wanting to take on more responsibility," Tigers coach Terry Wallace said.

"Both Chris and Nathan are very hard working, set great examples, and are very much respected within the group. We look forward to them helping shape the future of our club".

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