Some Cronulla Sharks may escape with one-month suspensions for their involvement in the 2011 supplements scandal, with bans able to be served during the NRL off-season.
Cronulla Sharks players involved in the 2011 supplements scandal could be handed bans as little as four weeks, report Fairfax Media.
The NRL and ASADA are expected to call a meeting on Wednesday, where players will reportedly be handed bans ranging from four weeks to six months.
Players will be allowed to serve their bans during the off-season, meaning even those who are given six month bans will only miss the opening four matches of the 2015 NRL season.
ASADA’s move comes as the IOC warned they may intervene into the AFL/NRL drug scandals after the revelations of the politicisation of the anti-doping body in the Federal Court last week.
Of the 31 players at the Cronulla Sharks in 2011, ten are still playing in the NRL.
Four of those players remain at the club – Paul Gallen, Wade Graham, Nathan Gardner and Anthony Tupou.