NRL and AFL allowed to inform teams of drug allegations

NRL and AFL allowed to inform teams of drug allegations

The Australian Crime Commission has given the NRL and AFL permission to inform those clubs who have been identified by the investigation into drug cheating.

Head of the ACC JOHN LAWLER has released a statement today, saying after requests from the AFL and NRL, he has granted them permission to confidentially notify specific clubs which were identified in the report.

After the clubs have been informed, they can then choose themselves whether to come forward and identify themselves publicly.

It has already been confirmed the Essendon Bombers are under investigation by the AFL and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority for the misuse of supplements.

But earlier today, AFL boss Andrew Demitriou confirmed Essendon was the only club that had been informed of its idenfication as a culprit of illegal drug use.

Mr Lawler has also confirmed the ACC cannot name clubs and individuals involved, as they are protected under the Australian Crime Commission Act, and it will up to the indivual clubs whether they wish to come forward.


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