Silvagni brothers punished after drinking while injured

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Carlton pair Jack and Ben Silvagni have been disciplined by the club for consuming alcohol while recovering from injury, according to The Age.

The Blues leadership group, headed by Patrick Cripps and Sam Docherty, agreed the pair would be demoted to train with the club’s VFL team after drinking at a music festival last month.

Jack Silvagni (back) and Ben Silvagni (quad) are both on the comeback trail from injuries, with the report stating the leadership group were in complete control of the punishment handed down to the pair.

Jack attended four Northern Blues training session while younger brother Ben attended two.

Carlton football boss Brad Lloyd said the punishment was as a result of not upholding team standards.

"Both Jack and Ben simply made a bad decision, which they have acknowledged. They did not miss any training as a result of their actions but fully understand the disappointment expressed by their teammates and both were supportive of this decision," Lloyd said in a statement.

"The sanction imposed is based solely on the standards the playing group are driving and will continue to do so.

"Both Jack and Ben continued to train with the AFL program during the sanction and are now back into full training."

Stephen Silvagni – the Carlton great and father of the pair – recently departed the club after serving as list manager.