Ex-AFL player Dayle Garlett sentenced

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4 Dec 2018

Once one of the most promising football talents in the state, Dayle Garlett was sentenced in court in Perth on Wednesday. Photo: Ken Irwin
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Once one of the most promising football talents in the state, Dayle Garlett was sentenced in court in Perth on Wednesday. Photo: Ken Irwin

Once one of the most promising football talents in the state, Dayle Garlett was sentenced in court in Perth on Wednesday. Photo: Ken Irwin

Fallen AFL recruit Dayle Garlett escaped a jail sentence on Wednesday when he was sentenced in Perth Magistrates Court over a crime spree he admitted taking part in earlier this year.

The 20-year-old, who walked away from Hawthorn eight months ago, was accused of stealing a vehicle from the Perth suburb of Caversham on September 13 and using the car in an aggravated burglary on a home in Greenmount.

He pleaded guilty to two stealing charges, and others of aggravated burglary, breach of bail, burglary and committing an offence in a dwelling and receiving stolen goods.

Garlett, who appeared in court via video link from prison where he had been for about two months, was fined a total of almost $500, ordered to pay compensation of $4859 and given a 12-month intensive supervision order.

After starring in the 2011 Under 18s National Carnival, Garlett was touted as one best young players produced in WA for years.

But the small forward was overlooked for the 2012 draft because of off-field issues, including social media posts that showed him drinking and smoking.

Following an outstanding year with WAFL club Swan Districts in 2013, Hawthorn took a punt on the wayward Garlett with the 38th pick of the national draft.

However, after only three months with the reigning premiers, Garlett quit – citing homesickness and the failure to cope with the rigours of AFL.

He did not play an AFL game.

Garlett played a handful of games for Wheatbelt club Dandaragan this year, after his original club Swans District told him his services were not required.

He was still on the recruiting radar of some AFL clubs until the time of his arrest in September. Follow WAtoday on Twitter

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