Essendon face possible training probe [Merged]

wayne

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Essendon face possible training probe

Essendon's controversial fitness program of 2012 is expected to become the centre of an AFL investigation.

Channel 9 has learnt that Essendon officials took the extraordinary step last season of presenting players with documents, asking them to sign and therefore take responsibility for any substances taken as part of the Bombers’ fitness program.

It is known some Essendon players had major problems with being asked to sign the document.

One of the men behind the fitness program, sports scientist Stephen Dank, has since parted with the club.

Mystery surrounds the types of substance used in the program.

A former Essendon player has told Channel 9 that the club knew it was pushing the boundaries with its program.

"From what they were saying, it was right on the borderline of what they were going to give us," he said.

"Everyone signed it, it was a personal choice as to whether they took it.

" ... it does seem very odd the type of stuff we were taking.

"They admitted to us it was right on the edge of the levels you could be taking."

The AFL would not comment about this matter when approached by Channel 9, however, it is known the AFL is aware that some players were uncomfortable with some aspects of the training program.

It is believed senior Essendon officials met today with the AFL.

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8605158
 

Total Tiger

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Essendon face possible training probe

Essendon face possible training probe

Essendon's controversial fitness program of 2012 is expected to become the centre of an AFL investigation.

Channel 9 has learnt that Essendon officials took the extraordinary step last season of presenting players with documents, asking them to sign and therefore take responsibility for any substances taken as part of the Bombers’ fitness program.
It is known some Essendon players had major problems with being asked to sign the document.
One of the men behind the fitness program, sports scientist Stephen Dank, has since parted with the club.
Mystery surrounds the types of substance used in the program.
A former Essendon player has told Channel 9 that the club knew it was pushing the boundaries with its program.
"From what they were saying, it was right on the borderline of what they were going to give us," he said.
"Everyone signed it, it was a personal choice as to whether they took it.
" ... it does seem very odd the type of stuff we were taking.
"They admitted to us it was right on the edge of the levels you could be taking."
The AFL would not comment about this matter when approached by Channel 9, however, it is known the AFL is aware that some players were uncomfortable with some aspects of the training program.
It is believed senior Essendon officials met today with the AFL.

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8605158

Thought this might interest some as it was the subject of a thread on the rumour board which was removed as it was potentially libellous.
 

Total Tiger

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Essendon holding press conference at 2:45
 

Azza

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Vlad: "The AFL Commission has found that Essendon have been naughty boys. However, we do not believe that his Majesty the Golden Tird would ever be complicit in such activity. We hereby admonish the club with great admonishment, and accept his Tirdness' assurances that such naughtiness will never be tolerated under his watch. The AFL Commission regards this case as closed."
 

TigerForce

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Azza said:
Vlad: "The AFL Commission has found that Essendon have been naughty boys. However, we do not believe that his Majesty the Golden Tird would ever be complicit in such activity. We hereby admonish the club with great admonishment, and accept his Tirdness' assurances that such naughtiness will never be tolerated under his watch. The AFL Commission regards this case as closed."
Odds on.
 

zippadeee

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I bet Reimers will be very happy to help the AFL with there investigation
 

jimbob

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Azza said:
Vlad: "The AFL Commission has found that Essendon have been naughty boys. However, we do not believe that his Majesty the Golden Tird would ever be complicit in such activity. We hereby admonish the club with great admonishment, and accept his Tirdness' assurances that such naughtiness will never be tolerated under his watch. The AFL Commission regards this case as closed."
Can you see the AFL coming down on the bummers this harshly ? Gee..........it would be a turn up !
 

TigerForce

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zippadeee said:
I bet Reimers will be very happy to help the AFL with there investigation
What about Lonners!! Speak out now old boy! Smash those Bummers.
 

Tommo37

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If this is true- Presenting the 2012 Brownlow Medalist TRENT COTCHIN, now that would be something.
 

Tiger Pops

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extract from the article

From what they were saying, it was right on the borderline of what they were going to give us," he said.

"Everyone signed it, it was a personal choice as to whether they took it.

" ... it does seem very odd the type of stuff we were taking.

"They admitted to us it was right on the edge of the levels you could be taking."


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intresting to see where this goes... if anywhere at all!!! dosent sound like they broke any law/code
 

Ian4

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Azza said:
Vlad: "The AFL Commission has found that Essendon have been naughty boys. However, we do not believe that his Majesty the Golden Tird would ever be complicit in such activity. We hereby admonish the club with great admonishment, and accept his Tirdness' assurances that such naughtiness will never be tolerated under his watch. The AFL Commission regards this case as closed."
wouldn't put it past them ::)
 

shad

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It has just appeared on news sites and there is a press conference on now which apparently involves a number of bombers players using performance enhancing drugs last year. Not really my rumour, but I just thought it would be community minded to let everyone know that it may be worth tuning in to the radio for the chance of seeing Hirdy with massive egg on his face.
 

TigerForce

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The presser was just a formality. All spin.

This better be investigated properly Dimwitriou!!
 

Tigers of Old

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Azza said:
Vlad: "The AFL Commission has found that Essendon have been naughty boys. However, we do not believe that his Majesty the Golden Tird would ever be complicit in such activity. We hereby admonish the club with great admonishment, and accept his Tirdness' assurances that such naughtiness will never be tolerated under his watch. The AFL Commission regards this case as closed."
No doubt. Given they didn't win the flag or make the 8 it will just disappear.

Only question mark will be over a Brownlow medal..
 

Knighta

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Tigers of Old said:
No doubt. Given they didn't win the flag or make the 8 it will just disappear.

Only question mark will be over a Brownlow medal..
If true old re brownlow betting agencies will be in disarray.