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

Ian Prendergast.

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...

AFL club targeted for banned drugs before Essendon

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Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie An AFL club other than Essendon had blood samples taken from its players and analysed overseas in 2011 to test for banned substances.

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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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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.

AFL

Keep drugs on agenda: Pert

Collingwood's Gary Pert

Jon Pierik Collingwood chief executive says illicit drugs debate must become an annual agenda item.

Football

Education on drugs is key: Petrie

Drew Petrie

Jon Pierik Drew Petrie says players must not be victimised if there is change to the illicit drugs policy.

AFL's illicit drugs policy needs an overhaul, says McGuire

Eddie McGuire.

Adam Cooper Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has called for the AFL's illicit drugs policy to be overhauled, claiming the system can no longer deal effectively with the drug problem.

Football

Clubs in legal minefield on drugs: Port

Jon Pierik Port Adelaide president David Koch fears clubs will be open to legal reprisal.

Football

Summit to tweak drugs policy

Andrew Newbold

Michael Gleeson A loophole allowing AFL players to avoid a drug strike by self-reporting is likely to be closed on Wednesday with the AFL also expected to consider a push to significantly increase hair testing of...

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Contentious drugs loophole to be closed

AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou speaks at AFL House about the passing of Jim Stynes early this morning
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Adam Cooper AFL players will soon no longer be able to self-report their drug use to the league with impunity.

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AFL keeps three strikes on drugs

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Jon Pierik AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has conceded that the league ''dropped the ball'' in dealing with alcohol abuse by players, as it emerged confidentiality was still an issue in informing clubs...

AFLPA has led fight on drugs

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Bob Murphy Players, just like policy, are not perfect and we may have to tinker with some finer points.

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Mental tests in drugs plan

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Jon Pierik Footballers Could face annual psychological tests assessing their propensity to use drugs.

Pie coach wants drugs trust

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley

Adam Cooper Nathan Buckley hopes he's close enough to his players that he could discuss drug use.