Dec 19, 2013

What we have learnt from AFL, NRL drugs scandals

The NRL has issued penalties to the Cronulla Sharks over its drugs scandal. Freelance writer Sally Whyte compares that to how the Essendon Bombers were treated by the AFL over their own 'supplements' transgression.

When NRL chief executive Dave Smith announced the Cronulla Sharks faced a $1 million fine and coach Shane Flanagan would be suspended for 12 months for charges relating to their 2011 supplements program, the decision bore some similarities to the way the AFL handled Essendon’s supplement scandal.

But there were key differences.

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One thought on “What we have learnt from AFL, NRL drugs scandals

  1. klewso

    With this impetus for better every year, something has to be done?
    I reckon it’s surprising we aren’t having more caught – perhaps almost “everybody’s doing it” – but not everybody gets caught?

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