Essendon charges revealed

RECORD keeping relating to Essendon's 2011 and 2012 supplement program was so lax that the club does not know whether or not illegal drugs were given to its players.

That is among several revelations contained in the "Notice of Charge" that the AFL has issued against the club, which was made public on Wednesday afternoon.

The document includes several damning text message and email exchanges between key people at Essendon and the club's drug suppliers.

It also includes a full transcript of the letter written to the Bombers' senior coach James Hird and then-football manager Paul Hamilton by club doctor Bruce Reid.

In the letter, dated January 17, 2012, Reid states: "I have some fundamental problems being club doctor at present.

Read more on  the AFL website.


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