Really sorry to hear this , admire the young fellas work. Given theres potentially some procedural infringements maybe a plea bargain could be in offering. We judge young fellas so hard , hope he comes through ok
Exactly my thoughts. Why is it going take more weeks to sort out and investigate when they have already had weeks to look into it?The AFL is so out of its depth they have banned Willie and no-one knows what has actually happened and the incident happened three weeks ago
The timing of announcements like this is interesting to say the least.You’ve forgotten that the umpires have been instructed by the afl to win Geelong the game this week to take the heat off them for giving them no home ground finals, this is just an extra decoy. We’re screwed.
How a player could take something other than piss would pass the test is beyond me...unless the testing equipment is that bad lol. And of course how we pulled it off - as he pulled it out.
One of the first things I thought too.Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
On face value there's more questions than answers.
Maybe the test results take 3 weeks to analyse. Maybe a failed test is, tested multiple times.
They would at least know what the sample contained.
This is going to knock Liam Ryan around more than the rest so we need to keep an eye out for him.
If the investigation concludes Willie did something intentionally, then throw the book at him. All that hard work undone, a career that promised so much simply falls into the abyss. Much like Ashley Sampi but different reasons.
That's how i read it at first. Something other than urine, possibly a masking agent, was in the urine..but some are suggesting there was no urine at all? Pretty weird.As best I can figure is there was something in the sample that shouldn’t have been there and wasn’t urine
An investigation has to be done to determine why/how that happened and protocol dictates Rioli can’t play whilst that investigation is conducted
Might explain why there’s a lack of detail beyond “adverse analytical finding “ as ASADA themselves don’t know how but are bound by their own rules to impose an immediate and indefinite ban
Yeah it was. There’s no conspiracy here. AFL were as blindsided by this as anyoneYeah somehow I don't think it was coincidental.
Not a masking agent as that would be classed as a prohibited substance as I understand itThat's how i read it at first. Something other than urine, possibly a masking agent, was in the urine..but some are suggesting there was no urine at all? Pretty weird.