theory: AFL told essendon to banish evidence of use of supplements in order to avoid future lawsuits. then hung out essendon to dry.“I think it’s time you stepped up to be the man we thought you were,” Thompson said to Evans, who stepped down from the Bombers board in 2013.
“It’s time to start fighting for the truth for all our sakes, and most importantly for the players’ sake. They deserve to know everything we know about this fiasco. It’s time we all stood up and right the wrong.
“James will die if you continue to let the world bully him. Your former best friend will die fighting for the cause ... You need to save my life and that of James Hird, Danny Corcoran, Dr Bruce Reid and 34 current and past players.
“You would save the game in many ways. It’s been a cover-up from the start. And like Watergate, the cover-up is worse than the crime.”