- Mar 2, 2007
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
- Melb Victory
The punishment was for bringing the game into disrepute.Drugs in sport is not a good look for the AFL at any time particularly when it's that blatant. It's not like this kind of punishment hasn't happened before, Mumford received a similar punishment.
The AFL likes to make out it is ahead of social issues, but it ignore the mental health epidemic effecting players, especially young players. The constant scrutiny of social media, fans, trolls, journalists always looking for a story, especially one with dirt. Not to mention the pressure of the game itself and the constant rule changes.
Mental health and drug use have a strong correlation, whether someone is self medicating, as in the case of Baz, or induced mental health through drug use, psychosis. Either way, I see it as a health issue, not a criminal issue.