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Three players set to be targeted by ASADA over use of banned peptide CJC-1295

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rusty, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    +45 /0
    SMH Article

    As I work nights I often browse the web just after midnight to catch the news for the new day. This one caught my attention, it looks a little more legit then the rest of the rumours floating round.

    Didnt want to submit as an article, as I thought Dan might want to keep the front page free of the un-verified stuff, as there will likely be tons of it now.
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    • effnic

      effnic Well-Known Member

      +241 /16
      When they offer this 6 months ban for stepping out amd admitting instead of a 2 year ban threat, it seems to me as they have stuff all evidence and are just praying for a player to step forward so they have something to show.
    • Berkeley_Eagle

      Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

      +2,125 /14
      Tell ASDA Prove it or **** off
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      • strone33

        strone33 Well-Known Member

        +946 /115
        "But News Limited has been told Manly have been red-flagged by ASADA because three players allegedly sourced CJC-1295 away from the club's headquarters and without its consent or knowledge."

        Since when has news ltd been told the info??? As if the media would have been told, no ones been told anything in all of this
      • Berkeley_Eagle

        Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

        +2,125 /14
        Assistant to sports scientist Stephen Dank named "The Gazelle" key figure in ASADA NRL doping investigation

        A MYSTERY assistant of sports scientist Stephen Dank has emerged as the key figure in ASADA's probe into Cronulla and Manly.

        News Limited can reveal that Dank didn't work alone during his six-year tenure at Brookvale. He engaged the help of an alleged supplement expert known among players and coaching staff as "The Gazelle".

        Dank has denied ever using performance-enhancing substances in the NRL.

        It's also emerged that former Sharks head trainer Trent Elkin, now at Parramatta, has hired ex-ARL chairman and solicitor Colin Love to guide him through the ASADA interviews and potential fallout.

        While Cronulla has absorbed the brunt of public scrutiny, Manly officials have also been in recent talks with ASADA investigators.

        Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey yesterday reaffirmed his confidence the club would be cleared of any wrongdoing.

        But individual players are another question altogether.

        A significant portion of ASADA's inquiry has focused on players who maintained private contact with Dank or any of his colleagues. It's believed the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) has used phone taps to identify them.

        And they will face punishment for simply purchasing or being in possession of banned substances, should ASADA be able to prove so through credit card or internet records.

        Sharks insiders have also been told that Dank used an assistant during his brief stint at the club in 2011.

        According to a former Manly player, who yesterday spoke on the condition of anonymity, "The Gazelle" had links to a large national supplement retailer.

        It's believed former head coach Des Hasler warned him away from the club before Dank's departure at the end of 2010. But concerns are rife that "The Gazelle" stayed in contact with certain players and Manly could face difficulties should it be established they used, purchased or possessed banned supplements with his assistance.

        All six clubs named in the ACC report have also received further information from the NRL's integrity unit.

        Illegal peptides CJC-1295, GHRP-6 and beta thymosin have been mentioned in the documentation.

        Toovey declined to comment when asked about "The Gazelle's" association with Manly, and Sea Eagles officials did not return calls last night.

        But speaking earlier, Toovey expressed his conviction there were no systemic issues at Manly.

        "We were one of the clubs named, so we're expecting (it, and) hopefully it will be sooner rather than later," Toovey said. "We've got no problems with our procedures at the club. We're quite confident with things that happened within the club at that time."

        Love was spotted at Parramatta yesterday, where the Eels continue to stand behind Elkin. All indications suggest he will work the sidelines in tomorrow night's clash against Canterbury.
      • patorick2010

        patorick2010 Mr BPD

        +135 /2
        Three players.

        One big name.

      • eggson

        eggson Well-Known Member

        +305 /2
        Former Manly player... from 1947 - the present? Hmmmm
      • strone33

        strone33 Well-Known Member

        +946 /115
        Now the club should come out and say:

        " tell us the charges, show us the evidence and tell us who the three players and if true we will stand them down"
      • wombatgc

        wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +4,512 /73
        "The Gazelle"...really:huh:...someone should be banned for coming up with that name alone.
        Show the evidence or piss off.
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +19,033 /368
        'The Gazelle' - FFS - it's like a 60's Movie plot:cool:

        All media reports are basically confirming that the Manly Club Operations are in fact compliant with the WADA Code.

        You can not legislate good sense, so the 3 rogue Players will be on their own in defending the ASADA case.

        For all we know, they have all left the Club by now.:chill:
      • dowdz

        dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +1,081 /12
        I agree Berkeley. Either name the players, and prove what they have taken, or f**k off.

        I don't understand what ASADA are trying to accomplish by just giving numbers to the clubs involved then waiting another month to name people.

        If they have the proof why not just say who it is?
      • strone33

        strone33 Well-Known Member

        +946 /115
        They must not have hard evidence, if they have phone taps then that alone isn't enough to charge people
      • jbb/james

        jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +1,495 /35
        surely, if they have potentially incriminating phone taps , they have checked credit cards and internet options already, before releasing stories to the media.

        Im starting to think, there is no agenda, no conspiracy, we just have 8 year olds running ASDA. Surely this investigation is called the tiny teddies file

        Regardless of the drugs in sport controversy, this department desperately needs a grown up to guide them through the process. I get that they have an investigation but surely they realise by now they are damaging more than the guilty and should at least give the innocent the respect by checking all details available to them before releasing there suspicions to a media

        Its a disgrace and after the investigation most should be punted
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        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +13,353 /117
          OMG!!! HM is trying to feed us pills!!!!!

          Are they on the banned list???

          Asda expect HM to take a 6 month ban!!!!

          In other news....world wide shortage of exclamation points linked to GE's posts!!!!
        • Brissie Kid

          Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

          +1,177 /19
          4 weeks in NFL first offence. And only for a positive test result.
        • COMMANDER


          +2,412 /121
          The lack of any positive drug tests would make any evidence from the Gazelle very hard to prove.

          Bring back the Goanna.
        • Ralphie

          Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

          +2,953 /287
          If they had enough evidence they would simply issue a breach notice and what's more they would have targeted the "easy" option first. They have nothing but suspicion and I for one have had a gutful of the Kangaroo Court approch to this.

          If you have evidence, then charge them and suspend them, if not the I agree with the sentiments of others.
          To those on here that keep on telling us that we just don't understand how investigations work, I say what Daryl Melham (30 years as a Solicitor) says:

          "A PROMINENT Labor MP has attacked the doping investigation into the National Rugby League, likening it to the 2007 arrest of Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef on false accusations of terrorism.
          Daryl Melham yesterday rounded on Sports Minister Kate Lundy in federal caucus, accusing investigators of denying Cronulla Sharks players natural justice and calling on the anti-doping agency to put up or shut up."
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          • master blaster

            master blaster Well-Known Member

            +859 /5
            well,the way I see it,its an ex player that dobbed the so called 3 players in,so they are going on his advice,which means he obviously didnt get on with these 3 so called players,mmm,could be sour grapes from the ex player if you ask me,hope the club stands behind the players
          • Rambo1987

            Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

            +241 /2
            This has become a Circus with NRL, ASADA and Kate Lundy running the 3 ring circus.

            What a _________ joke......
          • bob dylan

            bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +6,440 /192
            Can ASADA **** off to Melbourne an investigate the GAYFL
            And ASADA always let the Telegraph know all their future moves and info.

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