Steve Larkin July 04, 2012
The public knows only half the story about Will Minson's sexual slur to Danyle Pearce, the Port Adelaide AFL star says.
But Pearce isn't telling the rest in a bid to end the controversy over the offensive remark about his mother made by the Western Bulldogs ruck.
Minson was suspended for one match by the Bulldogs for making an offensive remark to Pearce during their June 17 match.
Pearce said there was more to Minson's comments than reported.
''I have read the reports … you guys [media] haven't written down everything that was said,'' he said.
''Me and Will are the only ones that were really there the whole time and I know there was more said.
''And I reacted because I didn't feel that was something that should be brought up in a game of football.
''Things have taken the course, and I left it with that.''
Minson, when making a public apology for his comments, said he was trying to contact the Port utility. But Pearce said he hadn't received a personal apology from Minson.
''I haven't had a call from him,'' Pearce said. ''But I have contacted their [Minson's] family and we'll just leave it at that. I have expressed my feelings and I have moved on.''
Asked if he needed an apology, Pearce said: ''As long as he realises what he said is not going to be tolerated, then that is all that needs to be said and all that needs to be done.''
■ MEANWHILE, Richmond has lost key forward Ty Vickery for the rest of the AFL season and key defender Dylan Grimes for at least a month.
The injury blows come on top of the Tigers losing small forward Jake King for four weeks with a knee strain.
Vickery, a valuable part of the Tigers' set-up due to his ability to play key forward and ruck, has missed the past two games with knee soreness.
But it is a season-long shoulder injury that has forced the Tigers to end his season for a reconstruction.
Craig Cameron said Vickery had struggled with his shoulder since a heavy knock in the pre-season.
Grimes returned against Adelaide on Saturday from a left hamstring injury and suffered further damage.
The young defender's 2011 season was ended by a severe injury to his right hamstring, which needed surgery. Cameron said Grimes was not expected to need surgery to fix his current injury, but the club was exploring treatment options.
Scans showed that King, who was subbed off against the Crows, had suffered a grade two medial ligament strain. AAP