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Reports: Pies players report drug use

Sportal January 29, 2013, 12:48 am

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Reports have emerged that at least four Collingwood players voluntarily admitted to using drugs last season.

According to the ''Herald-Sun'', the Magpies' players reported their drug use to AFL medical staff late last year and as a result they did not have a strike marked against their name under a controversial clause in the AFL's Illicit Drugs Policy.

Under the policy, if a player fails to respond to treatment and counselling on three occasions, they are subject to a $5000 dollar fine and a suspension of up to 18 matches.

However, if a player reports to using drugs, whether that be deliberately or inadvertently, then they are exempt from having a strike recorded against their name.

The news comes ahead of the AFL holding an historic summit on drug use in the competition on January 30.

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  1. underarm_bowler06:13pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Nothing wrong with taking drugs so long as we win

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  2. Jazzer04:19pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Funny in the paper it said players were doing it from other clubs as well,if that be the case friggin name them as well instead of just collingwood so you can sell more of your damn paper

  3. shine04:00pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Perhaps those behind Mundine's outragious remarks should consider how galvinizing this will be for the opponents of Aborigional ownership of Australia. Who's the real muppet today?

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  4. Dave's 4311:21am Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    hahahahahahah thats all I will say

  5. Roger09:27am Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    When I read Demetriou's interview about recreational drug use in the AFL I thought I was reading a recruiting drive...

  6. Glib09:23am Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    More faked "heroes" for brainwashed fans.

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  7. DOLLARS08:26am Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    They couldn't be performance enhancing drugs, looks like they have been taking valium before games.