Eade says the link being drawn between the scandal engulfing Karmichael Hunt and the Gold Coast Titans were “very tenuous”.
Gold Coast Suns coach Rodney Eade says there are “no facts” around a report linking his players to cocaine use.
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A Courier Mail report said some Suns players were under investigation by the Australian Crime Comission for the alleged use of cocaine dating back to 2012.
Eade said he was unaware of such an investigation, and said the link being drawn between the scandal engulfing Karmichael Hunt and the Gold Coast Titans were “very tenuous”.
“It’s the first time we’ve heard about it. There’s actually no information and we’ve got no facts around it,” Eade told AFL.com.au.
“Obviously as a club and an industry we take drugs very seriously, but we can’t act unless we’ve got facts and information and we haven’t got that, so we certainly would act but at this stage there’s nothing there.
“It seems a very tenuous link with what’s happening at the moment with Karmichael and the Titans but from our point of view we’ve got no facts.”
Former Suns player Karmichael Hunt is one of eight people – mostly athletes – identified by the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (QCCC) investigation into the supply of cocaine into south-east Queensland.
The QCCC say more athletes could be charged in the coming days.