Posts Tagged Doping

A Standing Question


The primary tactic in the AFL’s supplements saga remains to shift the focus onto the Essendon Football Club and James Hird. It is employed by the AFL, by the media, and by the general public. To these people I have but one simple question: ¬†What exactly did they do? The most disturbing allegation levelled at […]

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The Least Severe Sanctions in AFL History


In late August, the Essendon Football Club were thought to have been dealt the most severe sanctions in AFL history: 12 month suspension to James Hird 6 months suspension to Danny Corcoran $30,000 fine to Mark Thompson Elimination from the 2013 finals series No draft picks for 2 years $2 million fine to the Essendon […]

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The AFL’s Corruption Case


Essendon’s 2012 supplements program has once again reared it’s ugly head. However, this time it is more definitive. Mystery still surrounds the details, but if nothing else, the public now has a clear indication of to whom they should be listening. The late, great Christopher Hitchens once spoke of the concept of “radical evil”: “The […]

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Disrepute


‘The AFL Commission can say, “the balance of probability, we believe, we have a gut feel, we think, that this is quite strongly possible” and they can throw whatever penalty they want at Essendon. So their burden of proof is a lot less than an infraction notice from ASADA.’ – Jon Ralph The above comment […]

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