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Dwayne Russell hits out at ‘good bloke’ defence for Jobe Watson’s Brownlow

The AFL will be a ‘laughing stock’ if Jobe Watson keeps his Brownlow Medal and those who deny that should know better, says Dwayne Russell.

The Sports Today host said there was no way the Essendon champion could keep the award, given the 12-month doping ban he’d since been handed for that season.

‘If the AFL ignores the (CAS) decision and lets Jobe keep his Brownlow, it’ll be the laughing stock of the other athletes of this country,’ he said on 3AW.

‘It’ll probably draw the ire of the Australian Government and I think it will make our code look stupid.’

Dwayne said many were having their views clouded because Watson was seen as a ‘good bloke.’

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury said on Thursday he’d like Watson to keep the medal, despite what had happened.

‘You can’t let Jobe keep his Brownlow on the basis that Jobe seems like a great bloke,’ Dwayne said.

‘It can work that way and Scott Pendlebury should know better.’

Click PLAY below to hear Dwayne Russell’s take on Sports Today.