Probably because nobody gets charged for taking too many drugs in this country. What charge would you have brought against the players? None of our guys have ever been charged with taking recreational drugs either, and I hate to break it to you…
Look, I have no doubt that the AFL covers stuff up for players. Probably far more than I’d care to think about, and sadly much of it is probably sexual assault related. (He says / she says stuff is much easier to make go away than physically being caught committing a crime).
But I can’t buy the whole ‘Oh, he’s at Essendon now, let’s bring up all his crimes and send him to jail.’
The AFL covers stuff up to protect its image, not win Richmond a flag.