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Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper James Hird has revealed in court he signed a deed of settlement with the AFL last year over Essendon's supplements program under "duress, threats and inducements".
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Former Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority chief Aurora Andruska has revealed in court Essendon was being investigated for the use of performance enhancing drugs as early as 2011.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper The pressure Australia's anti-doping authority was under from the former Labor federal government and the AFL to resolve the Essendon supplements scandal last year was laid bare in court on Tuesday,...
Adam Cooper and Jon Pierik Suspended coach James Hird says he disagreed with public statements made by successive Essendon chairmen about the club's stance on the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority probe into the Bombers'...
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Essendon and James Hird have officially added shock comments made by chief AFL medical officer Peter Harcourt to their list of claims that they believe will strengthen their case that the joint probe...
Compiled by Adam Cooper A timeline on the tanking issue in the AFL
Adam Cooper Essendon confirms that Ian Robson will stay on as chief executive.
Adam Cooper and Will Brodie Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says Pies want to encourage other clubs to address problem.
Adam Cooper Depending on who you ask, AFL's drugs policy is a world leader, or soft on illegal substances.
Adam Cooper AFL players will soon no longer be able to self-report their drug use to the league with impunity.
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 Expert casts doubt on AFL's plans to encourage players to report suspicious activity.
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 Broadcasters have not devised plans should Essendon be unable to field a team in 2013.
Adam Cooper and Deborah Gough Ex-coach blames AFL for creating environment in which teams encouraged to perform poorly.
Adam Cooper Dees slugged $500,000 for being responsible for two former officials who acted outside AFL rules in 2009.
Adam Cooper Jeff Kennett's successor as Hawthorn president says the AFL has made some puzzling rulings.
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 Andrew Demetriou confirms league inquired how players might beat two-year suspension.
Adam Cooper Future AFL seasons could start earlier and expand to 25 home and away games.