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Tony Shaw: 'Not one AFL player will miss a game'

Posted by: 3AW Online | 8 February, 2013 - 12:26 PM
Tony Shaw

Former Collingwood Captain Tony Shaw doesn't believe a single AFL player will miss a match as a result of the drug scandal that has rocked Australian sport.

Shaw has lashed out at the investigation, saying it is a case of political 'grandstanding'.

"Grandstanding no doubt. The politicians. Like one politician said 'We will catch you. This is it. Do not go down that track. You will pay a price," Shaw told Neil Mitchell.

"I don't think any players will miss a game through this.

"There is no way known that the AFL would rub out 25 players from 1 club. They will plead ignorance, they will get a slap of the hand," he said.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Tony Shaw is a very naive man, if found 'Guilty' Essendon players will be suspended and at best can expect 6 months out of the game. Ian Robson is done as CEO and James Hird will never coach again. Welcome to the real world Tony Shaw. The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.
    Tony Shaw has no idea how this will unfold and implode the Essendon Football Club.

    GlennF Tuesday 12 February, 2013 - 3:59 PM
  • essendon should be found guilty..players should be banned....james hird should be sacked for allowing it to happen..as he says the buck stops with him..as should bomber thompson..no excuses...

    ken Monday 11 February, 2013 - 11:11 AM
  • your right tony they will meet and think up more crap for us to swallow stick the football where it fits because i will not donate to support their habbit. Im sure the kangaroos are not involved because they have no money to buy any

    barry Sunday 10 February, 2013 - 6:11 PM
  • I would love to see Demetriou the shock person to go out of this........

    Jillian Saturday 9 February, 2013 - 4:24 PM
  • at least tony shaw can say the obvious.
    of course no afl player or teaam will miss out...
    he knows as do most of us, they are all above the law of this land..
    all comes down to money eh...greedy sods, the lot of them

    chris watts Saturday 9 February, 2013 - 3:48 PM
  • @Jake, well now we know that Andrew (and I believe the heads of other codes) has been gagged by ASADA and they are running the show. So we are all going to have to wait till ASADA find it convenient to tell us if our club is involved. This enquiry has potentially caused permanent damage to all codes in Australia by not revealing teams and players involved.

    Willow Saturday 9 February, 2013 - 11:30 AM

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