The former Essendon player seeking to sue to the Bombers and the AFL has had his application to protect his identity rejected.
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AAP have revealed the player, Hal Hunter, failed in his bid to have his name suppressed on grounds that the legal action would reveal private medical details.
According to the report, Supreme Court Justice John Dixon rejected Hunter’s application to use a pseudonym, saying the use of medical records would be no different to any other case involving alleged medical negligence.
Hunter joined Essendon’s rookie list in 2012 but was delisted at the end of 2013 having not played an AFL game.
The AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal is just a week away from delivering its verdict on the 34 former and current Essendon players in relation to the 2012 supplements scandal.