Time for AFL to part ways with ASADA

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Just think the league needs to move away from ASADA. Let's be honest. They have been poor. How can anyone say this organisation has done a good job and deserves to continue.
ASADA has been a huge disappointment in the way they handle drug testing and findings of players.
I'm referring to both the Bombers saga and now seeing it again with the lack of answers for Willie Rioli. After spending the last 6-7 months without footy he still has nothing.
What takes them so long to make a decision. What amature organisation are we dealing with here.

If a player has been found to have done something wrong then stop messing around and apply the penalty so all parties can move on. It does no good for the mental welfare of the player. Even if they have done the wrong it shouldn't take this long.

It's time to part way with them from AFL. We can't have this poorly run organisation continue to do the leagues drug testing. Why can't we bring in some alternative party to take over that gets things done a lot quicker. Why can't the AFL make the penalty. All ASADA has to do is say he is guilty and let the AFL decide the penalty.
It's time for a change for the better of the league's future. ASADA needs to move on.

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Willie Rioli pours gatorade into a urine test....


....and somehow it's time for the AFL to part ways with ASADA :rolleyes:

Do Eagles supporters blame others for EVERYTHING that happens at their club?
So what. Doesn't matter who I support. It doesn't matter if a player has taken drugs and is guilty. I'm not defending Willys actions you moron. Why does it take 7 months to come to a decision. Just apply the penalty and be done with it. Geez its not that hard to figure out. All I'm saying is given ASADAs slowness to cases they have been really poor. We need to find quicker ways to come to a conclusion in any case. And that could be Richmond Collingwood Geelong player in the future. Some shit will go down with AFL players testing positive to drugs in the future. That wont go away. It's gonna happen. This is a league issue that needs to be sorted now and find better way to move forward.

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Mister M

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So what. Doesn't matter who I support. It doesn't matter if a player has taken drugs and is guilty. I'm not defending Willys actions you moron. Why does it take 7 months to come to a decision. Just apply the penalty and be done with it. Geez its not that hard to figure out. All I'm saying is given ASADAs slowness to cases they have been really poor. We need to find quicker ways to come to a conclusion in any case. And that could be Collingwood Geelong player in the future. Some shit will go down with a player testing positive to drugs in the future. That wont go away. This is league issue that needs to be sorted now and find better way to move forward.

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Then why create a thread & focus on the Willie Rioli situation?

ASADA has been a huge disappointment in the way they handle drug testing and findings of players.
I'm referring to both the Bombers saga and now seeing it again with the lack of answers for Willie Rioli. After spending the last 6-7 months without footy he still has nothing.
What takes them so long to make a decision. What amature organisation are we dealing with here.
Why didn't you make this thread 12 months ago when Sam Murray had to wait almost a year for his ban to be formalised?

Or when Ahmed Saad had to wait 10 months for his drug ban to be handed out?

The ASADA process is the way it is because it takes time for investigate complex situations, get multiple tests done of samples and then there's lawyers involved, etc.
 

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Willie Rioli pours gatorade into a urine test....


....and somehow it's time for the AFL to part ways with ASADA :rolleyes:

Do Eagles supporters blame others for EVERYTHING that happens at their club?
Rioli apparently couldn't piss because he was dehydrated so he poured gatorade into his urine sample.

Then two weeks later failed a drug test on match day

Dickhead deserves the 4 year suspension for being a sneeky little prick that didn't even learn his lesson.

It's been 7 months, not sure what the rush is when he is still going to be suspended for an extra 3 & 1/2 years
 

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I think it would probably have some benefit in that cases could get resolved more quickly and the AFL could have some discretion over what an appropriate punishment is, but that would inevitably be softer than ASADA/WADA rules and I think lead to more players flauting the rules. As it stands, if you break the rules even slightly you cop an awful whack - so don't do it.
 

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