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Caro: The AFL 'definitely' believes it was Aaron Davey
Earlier today on the Neil Mitchell program, Andrew Demetriou said the AFL would not be naming the player who told AFL Community Manager Jason Mifsud that Mark Neeld had been treating indigenous players differently in pre-season meetings.
Caroline Wilson alleged that someone in the chain of events has not been telling the truth.
"Aaron Davey, definitely, according to the AFL, was the one who reported this information to Jason Mifsud,” Caroline Wilson told Sports Today.
"Aaron Davey, definitely, has told his club it was not him.”
It appears a third party has emerged in the saga, with the Melbourne Football Club ‘half suggesting’ that a disgruntled, former employee could be involved in the circumstances surrounding the alleged leak.
”I’m not suggesting this former employee is the source of the information, but I do know that when Jason Mifsud conducted these interviews…after the arrest of Liam Jurrah last month… that someone he did speak to was Melbourne’s former welfare officer Ian Flack,” Caroline Wilson said.
Caroline Wilson said that while Mifsud now accepts that his conversation with Davey had been misconstrued, neither party are backing down from their version of events.
LISTEN: Caroline Wilson speaks with Sports Today about the latest developments in the Neeld/Mifsud saga:
SPORTS TODAY: Caroline Wilson insists Jason Mifsud would not have fabricated the allegations that Mark Neeld treated indigenous players differently, but said Mifsud is currently “looking like a loose cannon.”
UPDATE: Andrew Demetriou, despite conceding he & the Demons are aware of Whodunnit, said he will not release the name of the player who started the rumour which has left the AFL's race relations department in crisis.
AFL's APOLOGY: AFL Community Engagement Manager Jason Mifsud has apologised for leaking the claim that Demons coach mark Neeld treated indigenous players differently. AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou said Mifsud had been reprimanded for his actions.
I remember when she said Daniel Kerr was "definitely"leaving west coast, just before he signed a 5 year contract. Who reads the Age anyway?Dr Ablett Sunday 8 April, 2012 - 3:15 PM
I yearn for the days when sports journalists were content to report the sports news, and weren't consumed by the need to create it.
Is Caroline a sports journalist or is she happy to remain a gossip columnist/muckraker under the guise of a sports journalist?
She is determined to eek out a "story" for as long as humanly possible, once she sniffs controversy.Robert Drossaert Thursday 5 April, 2012 - 10:42 AM
Still at it Caroline, "Aaron Davey, definately, according to the AFL....". How is it that you are getting such privileged information from the AFL, do you have your own whistle blower there.Gloria Wednesday 4 April, 2012 - 11:20 PM
who cares who told MIFSUD. The fact is MIFSUD breached their trust & passed this info on without getting his facts right. AFL are pissweak to not accept his resignation. Was this the same with the Rendall saga. What is MIFSUD's agenda..... dobba !!!Peter from the Valley Wednesday 4 April, 2012 - 10:19 PM
More off field crap from Caroline WilsonMark Wednesday 4 April, 2012 - 7:46 PM