Fremantle midfielder Ryan Crowley faces a two-year ban after testing positive to a banned substance under the AFL’s Anti-Doping Code.
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According to a club statement, Crowley tested positive for a banned substance following the Dockers’ round 17 clash with Greater Western Sydney in 2014.
After being issued with a show-cause notice, Crowley accepted a provision suspension, which began in September last year.
Crowley has appointed independent legal advisers in regards to the matter and now must wait for the AFL Tribunal to release its findings.
The tagger is still able to train with his teammates during the provision suspension.
Fremantle president Steve Harris said the club could not go into detail on the matter due to confidentiality issues.
“We have been unable to inform our members and supporters of this matter until this time due to the code’s confidentiality requirements,” he said.
“We are keen for the matter to go to the AFL Tribunal but determining a date for a hearing is out of the club’s control.”
Crowley said he was working with legal advisors and would fully cooperate with both the AFL and ASADA.
“I have my own legal advisers working on the matter and they have also been a great support,” Crowley said.
“I will continue to fully cooperate on this matter with ASADA and the AFL.
“At this stage, I’m looking forward to AFL Tribunal hearing taking place.”