Australian Football League CEO Demetriou Warns Players Of Drug Dangers
Australian Football League CEO Andrew Demetriou "is directly warning players of the dangers of dabbling in drugs that are not approved for human use, in addition to the established bogies of performance-enhancing, illicit and prescription drugs," according to Jake Niall of THE AGE. In briefing players at all clubs about the drugs-in-sport issue, "Demetriou's message is that players who are involved in illegal activities 'will be caught' because of the greater investigative powers of law enforcement agencies such as the Australian Crime Commission." Demetriou said that his message to the players and staff at the clubs, which reiterated what club boards had heard, "was based on the contents of the explosive and contentious ACC report." He said, "It's not a new thing from us, it's in the ACC report. So that was what we briefed all the clubs about" (THE AGE, 4/5).