Say hello... to the bad guy
- Oct 27, 2006
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
- Sth Freo, Liverpool, Chicago Bulls
Still don't understand how a footballer can be banned for smoking weed.
If it isn't steroids, growth hormone or peptides who gives a flying fu**.
West Coast chief executive Trevor Nisbett is optimistic Willie Rioli will play for the club again and has vowed to support the 2018 premiership forward until the end of his drug ban saga.
And the Eagles will ask the AFL to consider stepping away from the World Anti-Doping code because of the treatment of Rioli in the 14 months since he was provisionally suspended for two doping infractions.
One infraction was for tampering with a urine sample in August last year and the other weeks later for testing positive to marijuana.
yeah, nah sorry Trev, I agree, it would appear this has taken way to long, we've seen what the AFL would do if left to police itself....no thanks.
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Kane Cornes saying its taking too long.
He is getting 2 years minimum. Which is Sept 2021. Should get 4 years.
Not sure what the rush is. He isnt playing any time soon. Nor even training.
In silly Willie’s case it doesn’t matter, but if it were a situation where the athlete may be found innocent 2 years would be pretty ridiculous.
There‘s also the other scenario where an athlete is still able to compete with proceedings against them.
Imagine an athlete is allowed to compete for a couple of years while ASADA are bumbling around only to be found guilty later on.
bit surprised by this tbh.
thought they’d want to make a high profile example showing no tolerance to tampering, particularly given he turned in a match day positive.
What a debacle - got off very lightly considering the severity of the two tampering offenses and the single positive result.
Interesting that the AFL waited until all avenues of appeal by Sports Integrity Australia and WADA had expired before the penalty was handed out by them. Makes you wonder if they had announced the same penalty prior to the expiration date, would Sports Integrity Australia or WADA have appealed.
It was two different incidents though the tampering at the match day positive.
Will await details, but for all we know he could have received 2 years for both and they are being served concurrently.