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OT: ASADA and Drugs in NRL

emjaycee

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Hopefully we can keep the innuendo and other potentially defamatory comments out of this thread.
 

emjaycee

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Source: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...-face-parliament/story-e6frexrr-1226601042067

SHARKS captain Paul Gallen, coach Shane Flanagan and besieged sports scientist Stephen Dank could be called before a senate inquiry to answer questions about alleged drug use in sport.

The senate is expected to agree to Victorian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale's plea for an inquiry into the relationship among sports scientists, players and support staff.

The Cronulla Sharks rugby league and Essendon AFL clubs are likely to feature at any inquiry after both were rocked recently by claims about injections given to players.

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has singled out the Cronulla Sharks for allegedly administering players with performance-enhancing drugs. Key figures at the club, including Gallen and Flanagan, could provide an insight into the club's overall operation.

Senator Di Natale, a doctor who played ruck-rover for Coburg and Oakleigh in the Victorian Football Association, said he wanted coaches, football operations managers, team doctors, allied health professionals and sport scientists to appear at the inquiry.

The inquiry will investigate AFL and rugby league and while players may be called, they are not the focus of the senate's efforts.

The senate has the power to force witnesses to appear.

"We want to find out what's gone wrong," Senator Di Natale told The Daily Telegraph. "How did it happen and how can we prevent it happening again?

"How is it that individuals in a sporting organisation have been injected with substances that are not fit for human consumption and substances that are not approved by drug regulators or the inappropriate use of prescription drugs?

"Everybody is hard on the athletes as cheats but the clubs and the codes have a responsibility. If you are a 17-year-old kid from the country you are in a difficult position to challenge or question that."

Senator Di Natale queried how, in some cases, club doctors were kept in the dark about injections to players.

The senate inquiry will be held as part of a package for the Greens to support government legislation to give extra powers to ASADA.

But the Greens have watered down some of the proposed powers, now requiring an independent panel to sign off on investigations and rejecting a move to abolish the right to silence of the people it investigates.

Am not sure this in itself is not a bit pre-emptive.
Wouldn't anyone making statements to parliament be entitles to parliamentary privilege and therefore the statements could be held from the public?

We need this ALL out in the open.
 

strider

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suspected overdose of comments about someone who's lawyer might not be wanting their name sprayed around the internet

no biggy - its history - move on
 
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so will the goverment call this hearing on Friday Afternoon with the Sharks playing that Night? lol.
Can someone somewhere come out with the evidence and then ban the players/staff etc that are gulity and lets move on, the longer this goes the more it looks like they only have hearsay and no real evidence to go on. The press conference was just to put it out there and hope players/staff put thier hands up and took a lesser penalty.
Sounds like the Salary Cap police in the NRL, unless they get a tip off they have nothing.
 

Chipmunk

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Considering that players 16 and 17 on your interchange bench from your best possible team are technically in your bottom 10, this rule is a load of crap for mine.

Maybe bottom 5 you could consider offloading
 

Gronk

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I think that the bloke that thought this goodin up was the same bloke who decided that anyone with a bit of cash in Cyprus should be hit for 10%.

F**k em. Why should our chances for a premiership (LOL) be affected because another club (or two) cheated.
 
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The bottom 10 players in each NRL squad would be made available for rival clubs to approach as replacements for players suspended due to doping violations under a proposal being considered to ensure the game fulfils its television commitments


must be nice for the players to know where they stand in the great scheme of things

they have allegedly been given drugs not made for human consumption and are facing possible bans if not criminal charges but the nrl's priority is shuffling them around from one club to another so they can still charge $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ from nine & fox​
 
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any individual players taking the peptides off their own bat without any club involvement are goooone

their only option is to grab that whistle and blow it till their lungs collapse
 

strider

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and from what i read this morning if they did this player draft type thing, the players can refuse to change clubs if they don't want to go
 

Kornstar

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Why is only the NRL implicated? Darkest day in Australian sport is only after NRL?

I'm not trivialising the magnitude for the NRL but if you are going to grandstand like they did, why is it that the only sport that looks tainted is the NRL?
 

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