Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Report Too Vague, Says Pies Coach

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Report Too Vague, Says Pies Coach

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AFL: While Essendon remained tightlipped yesterday on the drug furore engulfing the code, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley came out swinging.

A frustrated Buckley was highly critical of the Australian Crime Commissionas report into organised crime and drugs in sport, saying it was too vague and had tarnished the entire competition despite revelations last weekend by the AFL that only Essendon and one player from another club were under investigation.

He said if certain players were taking performance-enhancing drugs, it needed to be dealt with aand as promptly as possiblea.

aI think all of us have seen it watered down in the past week or so, to the point where thereas an element of frustration,a he said.

aIf youare going to make those claims, be specific about them, because you have tarnished the sport and you have brought individuals of great quality and reputation into disrepute.

aThatas not good for the code and we need to fix it. …

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