- Jan 19, 2017
- AFL Club
- West Coast
Again a pretty black and white interpretation of things.His intent and what was in his system is irrelevant.
He stepped outside the process laid out to him by the drug testing officials, therefore he's classed as trying to cheat the test.
Not an overly hard concept to understand.
You can break the rules without cheating in my opinion. If you’re in an exam and you start talking footy to the guy sitting next to you. That is breaking the rules not cheating. Taking in notes to a closed book exam I would call cheating. They are quite different and often have different punishments.
I think a lot of people believe it is ASADA’s responsibility is to stop cheating, rather than ban a player for what was a dumb mistake and breaking the rules.