Is Mark Robinson spineless in the same sense he claims Essendon were spineless?
I need some help. I am not sure whether Mark Robinson is spineless in the same sense he claimed Essendon players were spineless.
Please help me decide. There are two ways to look at his articles and his comments, and lack of comments, on Fox 360. You must remember Robinson. He is the bloke who had Eddie Betts’s head on the chopping block when he was at Carlton; Hardwick and Trent Cotchin’s heads on the block last year; Buckley, Eade and Simpson’s heads this year, etcetera. John Maynard Keynes couldn’t solve the unemployment problem Robinson tries to create.
“Do you congratulate him and patronise him and say, ‘Really good effort, hitting Gill twice with a wet lettuce leaf during the season. God, you have got balls because McLachlan may withdraw your accreditation, it was a terrific effort’, or you deal with reality and say that your coverage of the Essendon saga over the four years was such a spineless, pathetic performance.” Inter alia, Robinson has not written about:
The AFL and ASADA running an a corrupted investigation into Essendon. I have given Robinson countless irrefutable examples.
None of the CAS 16 strands in the cable standing up to scrutiny
THE AFL and ASADA deciding to investigate Essendon on Friday 1 February 2013, which meant Andrew Demetriou, Gill McLachlan and David Evans lied when they said Essendon self-reported on 5 February 2013. To his shame, Robinson went along with the self-report lie.
McLachlan conspiring with ASADA, the Gillard government and the Essendon board on the grounds of the ‘no fault’ clause. A clause which was not available to the Essendon players. Robinson failed to mention that McLachlan’s actions were in breach of the WADA Code.
The AFL breaching the WADA Code by registering, and employing, Stephen Dank at the Gold Coast Suns.
The AFL breaching the WADA Code by registering Dank to work at Essendon
The AFL not telling the Essendon players in 2011 and 2012 that it believed that they were being administered life threatening banned substances.
The AFL not telling 48 non-Essendon players that 15 of them had possible dangerous high levels of Thymosin Beta-4 in their urine. One non-Essendon player had a TB-4 reading 34 times higher than all but one of the banned Essendon players and he hasn’t been told his life may be in danger.
ASADA instructing staff from the German laboratory to remove the names of the non-Essendon players from the samples after 15 of the 48 players had high Thymosin Beta-4 readings.
The AFL colluding with ASADA, the Gillard Government and the Essendon chairman to determine the result of the investigation before the first witness was interviewed. In my world that’s called ‘match-fixing’. In the cricket world, players are sent to gaol for bowling no balls at a predetermined moment.
As the joint employer with the Essendon board, the AFL commissioners being responsible for the health and safety of the Essendon players.
The Essendon organisation structure that placed James Hird on a different branch from the football departure, which meant legally he had no responsibility for the supplement programme.
There was only evidence that eight players had been administered Thymosin and therefore 26 players should never have even been issued Show Cause notices let alone charged and be found guilty of being administered Thymosin Beta-4.
The AFL defrauding Essendon of $2 million
The AFL selling Essendon members preferential seating to the 2013 finals series after deciding to ban Essendon from playing in the finals series.
The Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau, was one of nine AFL commissioners who denied Essendon, James Hird, Mark Thompson and Danny Corcoran procedural fairness. Although she was to sit on the jury if charges were to be laid, she accepted not only McLachlan’s declaration that Essendon et al were guilty, but she embraced McLachlan’s penalties before the investigation was completed.
ASADA changed evidence; fabricated evidence; omitted evidence and capitulated to both the Gillard Government and AFL pressure
ASADA chief executive Ben McDevitt misleading Parliament on numerous occasions during his Senate Estimates hearing appearance on 3 March 2016
Senators Jonathan Duniam and Senator Linda Reynolds and their Community Services Committee mates were being either inept or covering-up McDevitt’s lies.
Andrew Demetriou spreading untrue rumours about Hird’s private life.
McLachlan lying during his interview with Alan Jones
McLachlan lying to Carly Crawford on 8 August 2013 about Andrew Dillon not having decided whether to lay charges against Essendon and Hird.
McLachlan contributing to the destruction of James Hird’s life just because ‘it was about the optics’.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) knowingly using tainted evidence, omitting evidence and attempting to influence the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) panel before the hearing.
The CAS panel, which included the former chief justice of the NSW Supreme Court Justice James Spigelman being biased, inept and delivering a corrupted guilty verdict.
The Victorian WorkSafe Authority being inept, arguably corrupt
The Commonwealth Ombudsman’s office being inept or deliberately covering up ASADA corruption
The AFL never checking whether any club had complied with clause 7.4 of the AFL’s Anti-Doping code.
Ignoring the above is tantamount to condoning unparalleled corruption.
In case you are unaware, I don’t take too kindly to dirt throwers accusing AFL players or league or union players being labelled spineless.