Essendon will go to federal sports minister Petter Dutton to end ASADA’s action against the club should the court rule in its favour.
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Essendon want the federal government to end any ASADA action against the club if the federal court rules in its favour.
The Bombers’ court battle with ASADA ended on Wednesday, with Justice John Middleton reserving his decision as to whether or not the joint ASADA/AFL investigation was illegal.
Lawyers for ASADA said they would re-issue show-cause notices if they current ones are set aside.
Essendon chairman Paul Little said he will go to federal sports minister Peter Dutton to bring the saga to a close should the courts rule in the club’s favour.
“I will ask him to try and find a circuit breaker,” Little told 3AW radio on Thursday.
“The whole community has got to deal with this investigation and if the sports minister is able to help us find a way through it I think that would be in the best interests of everyone.”
After denying reports of a rift, Little also said suspended coach James Hird will be at the club 2015.
“He’s still serving his suspension for the next two weeks,” he said.
“As soon as that’s finished James will be re-engaging with the club in planning for next year.”