Carlton champion Chris Judd has considered how he might have reacted in the position of Essendon's senior players, saying that he hoped he would have declined to participate in the supplements program had he been in their shoes.

Judd emphasised repeatedly that he did not know how he would have reacted in such circumstances or precisely what happened at Essendon, but ''hoped'' that he would have said ''no, that doesn't sound like me.'' The dual Brownlow medalist said that individuals were ''all capable of individual thought.''

I would hope if someone said to me 'I want you to have multiple injections at an anti-ageing clinic', I would have hoped I would have been able to say 'no, that doesn't sound like me' 

Judd added ''real heroism is when you're able to stand up and be different from the crowd, for...when you get that feeling in your stomach that something's not right. Whether or not some senior Essendon players had that feeling, I don't know.''

The former Carlton and West Coast skipper called the Essendon players' position ''horrendous'' in what was an ''awkward'' situation.

Judd was speaking an MCC lunch alongside commentator Dennis Cometti, when he also called for a major increase in funding for ASADA to fight against performance-enhancing drugs, to ensure that there was a deterrence against performance-enhancing drugs.

Judd responded to questions on Wednesday about how senior players would react compared to young players in a situation like Essendon's in 2012.

''It's very hard to say how would react unless you're in that situation yourself. Certainly I agree if you're in your first couple of years you really don't know what you don't know if you like....you see what the other players are doing, you just sort of mimic that behaviour.

''So certainly as young players I don't think you should be expected to question what the footy club's telling you to do. But look I'd have hoped at my age, if someone said - and I don't know exactly what was happening - I would hope if someone said to me 'I want you to have multiple injections at an anti-ageing clinic', I would have hoped I would have been able to say 'no, that doesn't sound like me'.

''But I wasn't in that situation, I don't actually know how I would have reacted and I don't actually know what the situation actually looked like, but at the end of the day we're all individuals and we're all capable of individual thoughts.

''You just don't what it looked like because you're not there - there's just too many what ifs. But, yeah that's the basic crux of it - you know, I don't know if everyone was on different programs...certainly I think if you're in your late 20s, I find it hard to believe you wouldn't have thought something was up, that feeling you get in your stomach and whether they did, you'll never know.

''But I certainly still think, regardless of that, the players have been put in a pretty horrendous situation.''

Judd, who said he expected to be back by round five from his Achilles injury, said ASADA needed far heavier funding to ensure a deterrent against athletes using PED.

''Certainly ASADA need a hell of a lot more funding - so I think that's sort of a bit of an issue. 

''It's just the nature of professional sport now, there's the balance between greed and fear if you like. If you're assuming there's - you know, there will be some people who just morally want to be involved in anything of - let's talk about performance enhancing drugs separate to this (Essendon). There's a risk of taking performance-enhancing drugs if you get caught, there's a risk of not taking them that everyone else will take them and you'll fall behind as a professional athlete. You just need to make that the risk of taking it is much greater than the risk of not taking it.

''In that sense, that's why I'd like to see ASADA receives much more funding than they do, and be able to..particularly as a lot of substances that professional athletes are using can't be tested for and there really just needs to be lot more funding not just for testing but for surveillance type work.

''When people do digress, you need to really celebrate that because it's something to be celebrated, not shunned as the dark day in sport, because for every person that does get caught that's effectively making the sport much cleaner down the track."