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 Essendon's players told to be truthful when interviews begin on Monday.
Jon Pierik Essendon chairman David Evans has declared he is ''more and more confident'' his players were not administered illegal supplements last season.
Jon Pierik Essendon captain Jobe Watson says players have pledged full support to besieged coach.
Jon Pierik Essendon captain Jobe Watson says the club's players have pledged their full support to besieged coach James Hird and look forward to the truth emerging in the anti-doping investigation.
Jon Pierik Essendon maintains it is ready to tackle any allegations head-on.
Jon Pierik Football manager Danny Corcoran says defender progressing well through demanding pre-season.
Jon Pierik Essendon has scrapped plans for an end-of-season trip to Las Vegas later this week.
Jon Pierik Essendon scraps plans for an end-of-season trip to Las Vegas later this week.
Jon Pierik Essendon midfielder Brent Stanton says he is close to re-signing with the Bombers - but he has more immediate issues on his mind.
Jon Pierik Essendon and Carlton were last night outraged at suggestions they had mishandled players who had received serious knocks to the head at the weekend as debate over concussion resurfaced.
Jon Pierik Coach says Bombers will understand progress made this season after next fortnight.
Jon Pierik Essendon set to unveil several key players against St Kilda in Wangaratta.
Jon Pierik Essendon has almost certainly lost forward Michael Hurley to injury.
Jon Pierik Unbeaten Bombers seek to snap string of five straight thumpings by Collingwood.
Jon Pierik Essendon coach left to lament his team's lack of intensity in a bruising clash.
Jon Pierik AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has accused some clubs of engaging in "scurrilous innuendo" to explain Essendon's unbeaten start to the season.
Jon Pierik The full implications of the supplements scandal at Essendon will not be felt until the ASADA investigation is completed.
Jon Pierik Andrew Demetriou proposes reducing the number of supplements players can take.
Jon Pierik Dons chairman ''more and more confident'' players not administered illegal supplements.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne sought out Dan Bates last week to ask about his methods.