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ANDREW DEMETRIOU: promised that the AFL will outlaw any questionable medical practices at clubs as the league vows to restore the trust some fans have lost in the game in a tumultuous off-season

"Rogue" elements in and around clubs - whether they are players, staff or hangers-on - will be driven out. Surveillance will be increased with a "substantial investment". Club doctors will be required to be involved in all treatments of players, cutting out the risk of any unauthorised use of external people. And the injection of all supplements will be banned. Asked if the AFL intended to stop sports science staff from conducting injections on players, potentially in the stomach, Mr Demetriou said: "Absolutely." Outlining the crackdown, he said: "There will be a ban on IV at clubs, not just on game day.

Progress Reports

21/04/2014 No news for a while. Must be good
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29/01/2014 AFL fined Essendon but its questionable if Hird was technically guilty. Perhaps too many backroom deals have clouded the outcome.
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21/10/2013 AFL has now increased the number of players who will be hair tested
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28/07/2013 Andrew denies tipping off Essendon about the ASADA investigation. ASADA report may be ready next month.
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