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Raiders in the drugs and match fixing frame

By johnboy 12 February 2013 24


The ABC reports that the sports doping scandal is coming home to Canberra:

North Queensland, Penrith and Canberra have become the first NRL teams to come forward as the hunt to find the clubs involved in the Australian Crime Commission’s probe into the use of illicit drugs began in earnest.

The NRL put the heat back on its sides after the ACC granted the league permission to notify the clubs referred to in the ACC’s Project Aperio report.

The Cowboys outed themselves late on Monday night, while Penrith and Canberra reportedly confirmed they were also clubs in the spotlight.

The report is very light on for detail.

With the links between the tattoo industry and organised crime it does throw Sunday’s weird splash into a different light.

The team’s unpredictable form in recent years take on a different complexion as well.

[Photo by ZaldyImg CC BY 2.0]

UPDATE: The Daily Telegraph explains a little more.

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Alderney 1:50 pm 14 Feb 13

According to the SMH today, ‘it is believed ASADA is investigating whether players at the Knights and Raiders who play for clubs where Dank was previously employed have maintained an association with him’.

If this is the extent of criminality at the Raiders, surely they are justified in going right off about how they have been dragged in to ‘the darkest day in Australian sport’.

According to the information contained in the SMH article, to me anyway, it’s starting to look not very dark at all.

ACC should be ashamed for slandering Australian sport on a the world stage.

2604 11:09 pm 12 Feb 13

Kerryhemsley said :

Can they get their money back?

Haven’t your “Toiges” only been to the finals three times since 2000?

That’s hardly a record to gloat about.

Jethro 7:11 pm 12 Feb 13

Roundhead89 said :

Keijidosha said :

The beatup by the ACC and the media seems almost desperate.

Well it worked. Craig Thomson and Eddie Obeid were pushed off the front page for a few days …

I keep hearing this. I didn’t know the ACC was run and directed by the office of PM and able to be used for party political purposes. The things you learn.

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