Masters writes that bans could be taken during the off season, would would basically only see a couple of players miss the Four Nations and everyone get off with a get out of jail free card.
If any Sharks players are offered bans as little as one month, they should take it without hesitation.
This ASADA investigation has dragged on for so long that any bans will feel meaningless at this point anyway.
The Sharks club had been destroyed by this investigation. The club has no one to blame but itself, after all, they obviously did the wrong thing. Still, you get the feeling that if a decision on their fate could have been made when the allegations of using performance enhancing substances were first made, not only would bans have been longer but the club could have moved on quicker as well.
There have been a million false dawns in this saga, so I wouldn’t be holding my breath on this ending any time soon…
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May 23, 2020 0