Australian Football League Confident Essendon Investigation Will Not Interfere With Finals
The Australian Football League "is confident the investigation into Essendon's supplements scandal will be resolved well before the finals series," according to the AAP. One of "the worst possible scenarios for the league is that the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority hands down its findings during September, with Essendon still in premiership contention." AFL COO Gillon McLachlan said on Sunday that "was unlikely to happen." McLachlan: "This issue has to be brought to a head before the finals … I believe with some degree of confidence that will be done" (AAP, 6/24).