About 100 current AFL players have secret immunity from three-strike drugs policy

This story was published by The Australian on 28th March and was written by Michael Warner, Sam Landsberger and Jade Gailberber.

About 100 current players have been granted secret immunity from the AFL’s three-strike drugs policy, clubs’ medical officials say, as the league is accused of “aiding and abetting” illegal drug abuse.

And the number of players given free rein to take drugs without penalty is climbing.

Goldstein MP Zoe Daniel said the allegations were serious and went to the duty of care the AFL had to its players.

“The point of this debate is what drugs can do to clubs and players, a culture of normalisation of cocaine use and in some cases addiction,” she said.

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