De Goey faces court over driving offences

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Collingwood AFL star Jordan De Goey has faced court accused of a string of driving offences.

De Goey appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday via video link dressed in a black T-shirt with his lawyer Candace Prince.

The 25-year-old has been charged with driving while suspended and using a phone while behind the wheel on Punt Road in Melbourne in July 2019.

He has also been charged with failing to wear a helmet or display his P-plates while riding a motorbike on Alexandra Avenue in February 2020.

De Goey has yet to enter a plea.

Ms Prince sought to have De Goey's driving charges heard on the same date as his contest hearing for a separate charge of indecent assault relating to an alleged incident at Kew in 2015.

The three-day hearing is due to start on August 9.

However, magistrate Julie Grainger rejected Ms Prince's request after a police prosecutor said the driving matters were "pretty straightforward".

De Goey, who booted four goals last week against Carlton in his 100th AFL game, will next face court over his driving charges on July 8.

He and Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy are set to face Brisbane after both returned negative COVID-19 test results.

The pair missed training on Monday with what coach Nathan Buckley described as a "sniffle", having been ordered to stay away from the club until their results came back.

On Tuesday the Magpies confirmed both Grundy and De Goey had received negative coronavirus test results and would be free to return to the club - and therefore play in Thursday night's game at Marvel Stadium.