Feb 6, 2013

AFL drugs probe: crime links and the doctor who advised

Crikey speaks to the doctor who advised Essendon conditioning staff on the supplements at the centre of a scandal that could blow up the AFL -- and potentially other sports.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

A doctor has confirmed he examined the blood work of Essendon AFL players and advised controversial sports scientist Steve Dank on how to repair players’ flagging testosterone and growth hormone levels.


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5 thoughts on “AFL drugs probe: crime links and the doctor who advised

  1. mikeb

    I’m no bomber fan but it appears the media has found them guilty of …… well something. They are not sure yet but a bid of innuendo never hurts sales does it?

  2. robinw

    This is going to blow the AFL out of the water? Really?

  3. Rosemary Stanton

    The claim that “a lot of these chaps …. they’re really deficient in growth hormone levels … their testosterone levels are low due to the stress of the workload that they’re under” needs some backing data. It’s a favourite ploy of some to claim someone is deficient because they have set ‘normal’ at some high level. Let’s see the data and what they are calling ‘deficient’ or ‘low’.

  4. Mike Smith

    And in other news, athletes have been found guilty of taking dihydrogen monoxide, a potent performance enhancing drug…

  5. Electric Lardyland

    ‘The Weapon’ doesn’t appear to be very well aimed.

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