The Federal Court has ruled in favour of ASADA in its battle with Essendon over the lawfulness of its 2012 supplements scandal probe.
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Essendon players now face the prospect of possible suspensions after the AFL club lost its battle with the Australian Sports Anti Doping Agency (ASADA) today over its supplements program.
Justice John Middleton ruled ASADA’s investigation into Essendon’s 2012 supplements program to have been lawful.
“In my view ASADA complied with the rule of law in establishing and conducting, in the manner and for the purposes it did, the investigation,” he was quoted as saying by The Age.
“In addition, ASADA lawfully provided the interim report to the AFL which has subsequently been acted upon by the AFL.”
Essendon and James Hird have until October 1 to appeal the findings, while the Bombers have been ordered to pay ASADA’s court costs.
More to come…