Stephen Dank shot, ex-Essendon Bombers and Cronulla Sharks sports scientist wounded in home attack STEPHEN Dank, the controversial sports scientist central to the Essendon and Cronulla drug scandals, has been shot in his Melbourne home. Police said several shots were fired into Dank’s home in Ascot Vale, with one grazing his forehead. The shooting occured at 2.20am. Dank was taken to hospital in a stable condition. One other person was in the house but they were unharmed.