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Volume 6 No. 213
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Tippett's Australian Football League Draft-Tampering Scandal Leads To Blucher's Suspension

The fallout over Australian Football League player Kurt Tippett's "draft-tampering scandal" continued Thursday when his manager was banned from acting as a player agent for a year, according to the AAP. The AFL Players Association's Agent Accreditation Board suspended Peter Blucher after hearing a submission from Blucher in which he did not contest its findings "but argued his case over the size of the ban." Accreditation Board Chair Ian Prendergast said that Blucher's ban would take "immediate effect" and the six-year veteran of the industry would have to sit a three-and-a-half hour exam and achieve a mark of at least 75% as part of his re-accreditation process (AAP, 1/25).