Posted: 12 November, 2016 by Triple M's Dead Set Legends

Joe Daniher Comes To Jobe Watson's Defence

"For me personally..."

Tags: AFL, Essendon Bombers, Triple M's Dead Set Legends

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Joe Daniher has come to the defence of Essendon teammate Jobe Watson.

Watson handed back his 2012 Brownlow Medal on Friday, following Essendon's extensive doping saga.

But Daniher, speaking on Triple M's Dead Set Legends, suggested it didn't detract from Watson in any way.

"It's never been a question of Jobe’s integrity or the way he goes about being an AFL footballer and role model for the community," he said.

"For me personally, I consider myself a relatively young player at the footy club - to have a role model like that as a resource every single day, it's fantastic for the younger people at our football club."

Daniher said, despite everything, having people like Watson around the football club was invaluable.

"We've got so many young guys at the moment, it’s just going to help turn these people into better people and hopefully better footballers in the journey," he said.

"To have people like Jobe, like Brent Stanton, like Dyson Heppell, Michael Hurley, these sort of guys around the football club, it just helps build a really strong culture, and that’s something we’ll be looking to do over the next couple of years."

Tags: AFL, Essendon Bombers, Triple M's Dead Set Legends

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