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- 'It's not OK': Pollie's anger over 'pornographic' graffiti
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- Willow on Bombers battered in court About time, justice at last. A lesson to players for the future, do not take part in experiments just because your Club and ... more
- Aria Judillaa on Bombers battered in court Sorry Hird, but when people start challenging the validity of an investigation it's pretty obvious they have something to ... more
- Iain on Bombers battered in court I wonder if Essendon get it know..Justice Middleton is well respected and agrees they have a case to answer. Essendon: take ... more
- Stephen on Bombers battered in court Time to move on and draw a line under this by all sides. The evidence is not there or this would have been put to bed by ... more
- IBARKER on RUMOUR FILE: Victim finds surfboard ... Great result for the Person that had his Boards Stolen. more
- RFor on RUMOUR FILE: Victim finds surfboard ... LOVE IT !!!Like the other one a few weeks ago- Pollys Questn. Suspect, he says no not me, shows his brothers I.D. - Pollys ... more
- Jodie O'Donovan on RUMOUR FILE: Victim finds surfboard ... Sounds like the bloke who robbed my house while I was across the road at work, watching him. My husband ran to the house to ... more
- David T. on RUMOUR FILE: Victim finds surfboard ... This is one thief who is totally unsuited to his chosen career. more
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Collingwood CEO raises drug concerns
Magpies chief executive Gary Pert has told Sports Today he doesn't believe a drug problem exists within the AFL.
This morning, the front page of the Herald Sun claimed Pert was concerned about a 'growing illegal drug culture in football'.
"It's not like I'm coming out saying I think there's drugs in the AFL," he said.
"I brought it up at the CEOs' conference really (to say that) clubs are dealing with this individually and so is the AFL to a point.
"All I did was say I think we should be dealing with an industry issue as an industry and lets work on this together."
Pert said the AFL and clubs were actively working to ensure support systems were in place to help players affected by drugs.
"One thing the club can't stop is young men actually making bad decisions and that occurs in our broader community and every day," he said.
"There's no doubt that that's within the AFL as well, and as far as I'm concerned...even if we've got one or two that are experimenting with drugs and potentially this becoming part of their lifestyle, then really we've got an issue."
Pert said all chief executives were responsible for the cultures of their clubs, and a streamlined system on dealing with drugs in AFL needed to be worked towards to protect the clubs, supporters and sponsors.
On the issue of clubs not being notified when a player records a first strike, Pert said he could appreciate both sides of the argument.
"There's no doubt that as a club, we would like to have that information because we think then we could provide better support if we had that," he said.
"But we appreciate that at the heart of the program, confidentiality must be maintained."
DERRYN HINCH: We see lots of advertisements, we hear lots of campaigns about the road toll. Don’t drink and drive. If you drink and drive, you’re a bloody idiot. Maybe we need a new slogan for another form of alcohol-induced death and injury.
Absolutely right gbh, mattâ??s comments are quite predictably moronic, spiteful & boringJan Wednesday 28 November, 2012 - 11:18 AM
Like clockwork Matt. Get a new hobby. Your posts on this site are predictable and quite boring.gbh Wednesday 28 November, 2012 - 9:39 AM
Bogan sport with a bogan culture. Do they learn this behaviour at Auskick? Parents who let their kids play Aussie Ball should be charged with child abuse.Matt -proudly Un-Australian Wednesday 28 November, 2012 - 7:43 AM