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SBD Global/August 7, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Hints Australian Football League Essendon Is Safe
Published August 7, 2013
NARROWING THE FOCUS: In Sydney, Caroline Wilson reported Hird "has successfully prevailed on the AFL and the Bombers board in an agitated bid to receive a copy" of the ASADA report. But the Essendon players "have not yet been briefed on the ASADA summary, despite equally determined efforts by the AFL Players Association to view the 400-page document." AFL Players' Association CEO Matt Finnis has criticized the Bombers "for narrowing their focus to the legality of drugs given to their footballers and not the crucial issue of player welfare" (THE AGE, 8/7).