Injecting players and keeping no records (or destroying records) is, on its own, enough to justify all of the punishment plus more.
The reality is Hird thought he was on to some genius secret plan but he wasnt. He stuffed up big time. Accept it.
Doesnt mean I cant think the rules are harsh.
If it is actual PH cheating - sure throw the book at them.
I also think his young age is a factor.
If it it is a senior player then stuff them.
Seems a bit off that lack of personal discipline is deemed to be the same as deliberate cheating.
There was no positive test because he hid from testers.
Pretty obvious Whitfield did coke regardless of what the GF had to say...
Feel real sorry for Sam Murray.
The dude is only 20 years old. A young fella from the country. Just at the start of his career.
A bit harsh if he cops 4 years for snorting a bit of coke.
I know there should be a punishment but sheesh. I think 12 months is fair in this kind of case.