Sea Eagles statement after ASADA meeting
Tuesday 12 February 2013 5:53 PM
The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have been told by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) that none of the Club’s players, past or present, have tested positive to illegal performance enhancing substances.
Sea Eagles officials, including Club chairman Scott Penn and General Manager Dave Perry attended a meeting today with ASADA and Tony Whitlam QC, who heads the new NRL integrity unit.
“ASADA outlined to Manly and five other NRL clubs the processes it is undertaking as part of its on-going investigation into the use of banned substances in Australian sport,” Mr Perry said.
“We will continue to assist ASADA in its investigation.
“Confidentiality precludes the Sea Eagles from discussing details of that investigation.”
Mr Perry said that Manly had waited until 9.30am today to announce publicly it was named in the Australian Crime Commission report to ensure Mr Penn could brief the full playing squad.
“We thought it only fair that the players be briefed by the Club Chairman before talking to the media,” Mr Perry said.
“Again I must emphasise the Sea Eagles condemn unreservedly any use of illegal performance-enhancing substances by players.”