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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Carlton recruit Tomas Bugg makes shock retirement announcement

Carlton midfielder Tomas Bugg has sensationally retired less than three months after the Blues had thrown him an AFL lifeline at November’s rookie draft.
Bugg played 96 AFL games in stints with GWS and Melbourne, but was delisted by the Demons at the end of last season after managing just three senior appearances.
The 25-year-old was suspended for six matches in 2017 after he broke Sydney youngster Callum Mills’ jaw in an ugly off-the-ball incident.
"I’ve made the decision to retire from AFL footy to pursue other passions," Bugg told the club’s website.
"At the end of the day, I thought my heart wasn’t in it anymore and I thought I’m doing the right thing by the club to move on.”
Bugg then took to Instagram to explain he was keen to expand his social media agency Zooz Group.
"In the space of 7 (sic) months we have gone from a start up to a multimillion dollar firm," Bugg wrote on Instagram.
"There is a longer journey ahead for the business to reach its full potential globally I am so passionate about growing this business and helping our amazing group to achieve everything they’ve ever dreamed of."
It’s the latest blow in a forgettable off-season for Carlton, which included star defender Sam Docherty rupturing his ACL.