Graham Cornes: Bruce Francis’ dogged fight to clear the names of the Essendon 34

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The absolute bottom line is in order to "clear" the 34 players, someone needs to start telling the truth. As there are self-interests in need of protection, that will never happen and the players will remain guilty as charged. The players are bottom rung on the priorities ladder. Bruce Francis doesn't seem to realise it, but he's gunning for the wrong people.
 
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The absolute bottom line is in order to "clear" the 34 players, someone needs to start telling the truth. As there are self-interests in need of protection, that will never happen and the players will remain guilty as charged. The players are bottom rung on the priorities ladder. Bruce Francis doesn't seem to realise it, but he's gunning for the wrong people.
I'm not sure anything would come out that exonerates the players, but there's almost certainly a few people that have gotten off with minimal repercussions from the whole exercise.

There's little appetite amongst those who know anything to come clean, and aside from most Essendon supporters, I can't see too many supporters of other teams wanting Melbourne, Gold Coast or Geelong investigated properly.
 

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