Given the ongoing legal process, they said it would be inappropriate for Rioli to make any comment on the investigation at the present time and he would not do so, but he did say he was looking forward to reconnecting with the club.
“It’s good to be back at the club and to see my teammates and staff,” he said.
“The club has been really supportive over the past four months.
“I have been cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation and I will continue to do so. I cannot discuss any of the details. I am looking forward to getting back to some training.”
Rioli was provisionally suspended by the AFL on the eve of the semi-final against Geelong last September and has spent much of his time at home in the Tiwi Islands since.