Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.
Jon Pierik Player agent Peter Jess says players must have a ''safe harbour'' clause.
Jon Pierik Despite believing the AFL's investigation is flawed, lawyers representing the Melbourne Football Club board and three of its employees are debating whether to keep their ''powder dry'' when they...
Jon Pierik Former St Kilda coach believes league in danger of becoming an ''orchestrated theatre company''.
Jon Pierik Role former president had in controversy remains a delicate issue for the AFL.
Jon Pierik MELBOURNE Football Club's selection policy, including its use of prized draft pick Jack Watts, has been heavily scrutinised by AFL investigations into the Demons' alleged tanking in 2009.
Jon Pierik If investigation proves positive, any punishment will be handled by AFL Commission.
Jon Pierik Dumped Melbourne Football Club chief executive Cameron Schwab insisted he was up for the fight to resurrect the ailing club but conceded terrible on-field performances had cost him his job.
Jon Pierik The woeful start to this season meant, to use baseball parlance, three strikes and out.
Jon Pierik Veteran coach Kevin Sheedy talks about arguably the most controversial decision of his career.
Jon Pierik Dean Bailey confesses to one of three charges levelled against him in tanking probe.
Jon Pierik Demons' board of 2009 insists it had no knowledge of any alleged tanking.
Jon Pierik MELBOURNE great Gerard Healy has hit out at AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou and the AFL Commission and fears the Demons could be left financially depleted if found guilty of tanking.
Jon Pierik EXCLUSIVE Lawyers for Demons and ex-coach Dean Bailey ready to take AFL to court if found guilty of tanking.
Jon Pierik When this entire ugly episode is over, there won't be a winner.
Jon Pierik EXCLUSIVE AFL investigators focus on the final three minutes of Melbourne's after-the-siren loss to Richmond in 2009 as part of explosive probe into tanking.
Jon Pierik EXCLUSIVE Melbourne's selection policy, including use of prized draft pick, heavily scrutinised by AFL investigators.
Jon Pierik EXCLUSIVE Chris Connolly rejects claims the now infamous "vault" meeting even took place.
Jon Pierik AFL medical directors Peter Harcourt and Harry Unglik will brief club chief executives at drugs summit.
Jon Pierik Lawyers acting on behalf of the Melbourne Football Club have confirmed they have received evidence in the tanking claims lodged against the club.
Caroline Wilson, Jon Pierik, Scott Spits ADRIAN ANDERSON has resigned from one of the top jobs at the AFL after nine years. In the third executive departure from Andrew Demetriou's team since the end of the season, Anderson's decision to...