Beams reminded Footy fans to « think before you tell a lie, » and said he had read the recent untrue rumors about him that were hurtful.
The Magpies on Wednesday formalized the resignation of Beams, who left the game with two years left on his Collingwood contract.
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Beams’ departure comes a little over two years after the Magpies and Lions struck a blockbuster deal that allowed the midfielder to return to Collingwood and two picks were sent to the Lions for the first round.
But Beams only played nine games in two seasons due to a combination of injuries and mental health problems.
Both Beams and the Magpies were able to formalize the 30-year-old’s retirement after reaching an agreement on the remaining two years of his contract with Collingwood.
In a long Instagram post, Beams said he was « extremely grateful » to both the Magpies and Lions for « giving me the opportunity to live my childhood dream, » but added that this was the call be.
Beams said he had seen a number of rumors about him in the past few months – « none that I’ve heard was true » – and some had « had a negative impact on me ». .
« I realized a while ago that soccer was no longer helping my mental health, » wrote Beams on his Instagram page.
“For so many years I have pushed my body to its limits and done everything to achieve top performance.
« Some people have probably been frustrated and have been looking for someone to blame for the past few weeks, but I can assure you that it has been done in the most respectful and honest way, and unfortunately these things are taking some time can take. ”
Beams is retiring with 177 games, 172 goals, and an excellent footy resume that includes a Premier League, an All-Australian jacket, and Best and Fairest versions of both the Pies and Lions.
« I see myself as one person from Collingwood and Brisbane for life and I have so many great memories, » he wrote.
« Unfortunately, some things in life don’t go according to plan and in the end I had to do the best for my 2 beautiful children and my faithful, loving wife, and that meant ending my club contracts. « .
« I’ve had to deal with some really complex issues over the past few years, with the help of so many, including the club.
« My life is currently full of love and admiration for Kelly and the kids and I can’t tell you how good it makes me feel.
« Everyone I hurt along the way, I hope you can see that it was a shitty period in life that I will always regret, but that I learned so much from.
« I’ve heard a lot of rumors about myself during this time, and all I can say about them isn’t one that I’ve heard is true. « . I would lie to say these hurtful things did not affect me negatively. This is a reminder that athletes see these things. So just think before you tell a lie.
« I acknowledge that some of my behaviors have likely sparked this speculation, so I must take responsibility.
« More positively, thanks to my supporters who always had my back, you know who you are, and I can never thank you enough for the comfort I have felt knowing you are there. « .
« My family WOW, I love you so much and thank you for all of your support during my 12 year journey. Kelly and my lovely children Ruby and Carter, you are everything to me, you are the reason I exist and I will always love and protect you. Can’t wait for us to live as a family next time. ”
Collingwood chief footballer Geoff Walsh said Beams should be « proud » of his AFL career and « head-to-head way he left the game ». .
« With the support of many people, not least his wife Kelly, Dayne was able to overcome a number of challenges that he was very public about and that ultimately narrowed his career, » he said.
« His days as a player for Collingwood are over, but his association with the club is not. He will be written in the pages of club history as a premier player and Copeland Trophy winner.
“We wish him and his family all the best for a healthy and happy next phase of their lives. ”
According to his draft in 2015, Wills played 23 games in five seasons, while Appleby played 11 games in three seasons.
“Collingwood would like to thank Rupert and Flynn for their commitment, perseverance and great character. Both were unlucky with injuries and had to stay out of the game for a long time, but fought their way back, ”said Walsh.
“It was a credit to you and we wish you all the best. They are made up of good things. ”
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