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Adam Cooper Nathan Buckley hopes he's close enough to his players that he could discuss drug use.
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.
Adam Cooper AFL players will soon no longer be able to self-report their drug use to the league with impunity.
Adam Cooper and Will Brodie Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says Pies want to encourage other clubs to address problem.
Adam Cooper and Matt Murnane Skipper Jobe Watson admits Bombers stressed and flat during a turbulent past six weeks.
Adam Cooper Andrew Demetriou confirms league inquired how players might beat two-year suspension.
Adam Cooper AFL's investigator and one of Australia's leading sports administrators agree this will safeguard against corruption.
Adam Cooper and Samantha Lane AFL players' union says proposal ''unnecessary and inappropriate''.
Adam Cooper A Greens senator pushing for gambling advertising to be banned in the AFL, also wants the promotion of alcohol tbe outlawed in sports broadcasts.
Adam Cooper BRISBANE Lions coach Michael Voss admits he cannot guarantee allegations of drug use levelled at his former teammates are untrue, but says his club is trying to distinguish between "what's fact and...
Adam Cooper Jeff Kennett's successor as Hawthorn president says the AFL has made some puzzling rulings.
Adam Cooper A VFL player has had his suspension for taking a banned performance-enhancing drug found in a supplement increased from nine months to two years.
Adam Cooper AFL clubs will have their staff audited, sports science staff registered and be instructed to undertake mandatory reporting of any doping issue in an attempt to stamp out widespread illegal drug use...
Adam Cooper St Kilda coach committed to letting club's doctors have final say on players' health issues.
Adam Cooper AFL CHIEF executive Andrew Demetriou has urged clubs to employ their own integrity officers ahead of bolstering coaching panels in a bid to eradicate the problems similar to the supplement scandal...
Adam Cooper Travis Tuck is football royalty, son of Hawk great Michael Tuck, nephew of Gary Ablett snr.
Adam Cooper Carlton forward Jarrad Waite says he would be comfortable being drug tested every day.
Adam Cooper Depending on who you ask, AFL's drugs policy is a world leader, or soft on illegal substances.
Adam Cooper Former Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett has called for zero tolerance towards all drugs in the AFL.