Drugs

AFL

AFL no stranger to drugs dramas

Roy Masters The  AFL’s desperation to control any investigation into the use of performance enhancing drugs by its players also extends to illicit drugs.

Drugs probe

Players lash out at AFL, medico over Essendon drugs saga

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Samantha Lane A speech by the AFL's chief medical officer is just the latest grievance held by the AFL Players Association over the league's handling of the Essendon drugs investigation.

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AFL chief medico Peter Harcourt may have breached Essendon drugs agreement, says lawyer

Chief AFL medical officer Dr Peter Harcourt.

Jon Pierik A lawyer who acted as a consultant to Essendon last season has claimed the fines and suspensions imposed on James Hird and the Bombers could be void because of comments made by the AFL's chief...

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Drugs body should share evidence with players: Richard Ings

Samantha Lane The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority should not hesitate to share with Essendon players the evidence it has gathered to mount the case they used prohibited drug Thymosin beta 4, argues former...

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Tagger: The game needs a good, old-fashioned drugs scandal

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Peter Hanlon 5 THINGS WE THOUGHT OF ...

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Essendon in crisis as players named in banned drugs inquiry

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Caroline Wilson Essendon called a crisis meeting of 10 senior players warning them that they would be named publicly for having taken potentially banned drugs.

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Rival clubs reject drugs allegations

Eddie McGuire

Stathi Paxinos West Coast coach joins Collingwood president and Hawthorn CEO in brushing off allegations that their players are involved in any wrong-doing over supplements.

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St Kilda's Ahmed Saad faces two-year drugs ban

St Kilda's Ahmed Saad.

Caroline Wilson AFL investigating whether St Kilda footballer took a banned substance after an irregular sample was provided by the player early this month.

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Essendon players given banned drugs

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Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker EXCLUSIVE Some players given WADA-banned substances under direction of sports scientist Stephen Dank.

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Essendon drugs probe: no guarantees for former players

The AFL Players' Association denies giving any assurances that former Bomber Angus Monfries, now with Port Adelaide, will escape penalty from Essendon's supplements scandal.

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Essendon drugs probe: AFLPA's fury at Bombers

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Caroline Wilson AFLPA leaves Essendon's senior list in no doubt as to their grave disappointment in senior football staffers it believes failed its players.

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'These drugs have been given without my knowledge': letter reveals a conflicted doctor

Dr Bruce Reid

Peter Hanlon The unearthing of the "mystery letter" penned by Essendon club doctor Bruce Reid to coach James Hird and then-football manager Paul Hamilton has the potential to absolve the veteran medico of...

James Hird 'suffered side effects from injecting drugs'

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Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie The AFL charge sheet against Essendon reveals coach James Hird suffered side effects after injecting himself with a tanning drug and accuses the club of exposing players to “significant risks...

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'You can't say that Essendon did not use drugs ... information suggests that you have'

Roy Masters dinkus

Roy Masters Central to the legal action taken by Essendon coach James Hird against the AFL is a claim his club was stampeded on February 5 into an Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation via...

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What drugs are they on about?

Peter Brukner

Peter Brukner What are all these drugs?

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Coalition may strike on AFL illicit drugs policy

Richard Di Natale

Jesse Hogan Expectations Coalition will revive bitter campaign against contentious three-strikes component.

Abbott denies targeting AFL drugs policy

Coalition does not have 'the slightest intention' to pressure AFL to stiffen drug policy: Abbott.

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Drugs collision course

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Caroline Wilson The AFL clubs appear on a collision course with their players over holiday drug testing, as several club chiefs confirmed they would take on the players union over target testing of suspected illegal...

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Magpies keen to work with clubs, AFL to fight drugs

Dane Swan

Adam Cooper and Will Brodie Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says Pies want to encourage other clubs to address problem.

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Fresh impetus for drugs policy change

Brian Cook

Jon Pierik Geelong chief executive Brian Cook says time for club officials to be told earlier of positive test.