NRL Mailbox: ASADA update
We wanted to keep our fans up to date in relation to the current ongoing Australian Anti-Doping Authority(ASADA) investigation so we have set up a central site on NRL.com that provides the most up to date information in relation to the investigation.
Like our fans, we agree that the current investigation by the Australian Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has clearly been unsettling for all concerned, particularly at a time when there is so much to celebrate in the game. Regardless of the outcome of any investigation, we’re already committed to establishing the strongest integrity and compliance unit of any code and we are determined to see Rugby League stronger for having addressed these issues.
It’s important to point out that ASADA has made it clear that they are not looking at orchestrated issues involving a number of clubs. Their inquiries are focusing more towards a number of individuals who have acted independently. The investigators have also been at pains to point out that the request to interview around 30 players doesn’t mean all of those players are under direct suspicion. Interviews with players and other identified witnesses are expected to take place over the next few weeks.
We’ll continue to share updates with you, and in the meantime, please click on the following link for answers to your most frequently asked questions. We hope it will serve as a central information point for the League family to be able to stay informed on the latest developments.
Any information from members of the public on doping issues needs to be directed to the ASADA Hot Line 1300 027 232 or alternatively you can log on to www.asada.gov.au.