ASADA to investigate claims Stephen Dank gave Gold Coast Suns banned substance
ASADA says it will investigate claims made by controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank, in which he admitted trafficking prohibited substance CJC-1295 to the Gold Coast Suns.
It follows the anti-doping authority’s decision to clear former Sun Nathan Bock over the weekend because it was ‘unable to establish’ whether he’d used the banned peptide.
In a statement, ASADA said it had since made contact with Dank but he’d ‘again refused’ to offer information assistance.
‘ASADA considers all information relating to potential anti-doping violations, and this new information, particularly its veracity, will be assessed by our investigation unit.
‘Over the last three years, Mr Dank has consistently refused to speak to ASADA’s investigators. ASADA spoke with Mr Dank today, and he again refused to offer any assistance or information.
‘Mr Dank’s alleged admissions overnight are starkly at odds with his previous position on the matter, as ASADA notes he is currently appealing the AFL Tribunal’s finding that he attempted to traffic CJC-1295 to the Gold Coast Suns.
‘ASADA needs reliable evidence and testimony in order to be able to bring forward cases of possible anti-doping violations.
‘The journalist in question has been approached today by ASADA and requested to provide the details of conversations he has had with Mr Dank.’