Who is Clarke & why would anyone give any credence at all to what the AFL claim they may usually do? Even IF you had an official statement from the AFL which you don’t seem to have, then its simply assumption they returned anything let alone everything in the same condition & content that was taken.
As I’ve mentioned before - we know that the AFL leaked info to their whores about all the “exotic” substances we were allegedly taking. Remember the articles about pigs brain compound, bovine this, bark extract that. All that info came out within days of the AFL seizing laptops, phones etc so we know the club did have records, we know there was at least some level of accountability in the sports science dept. What we’ve never been given clarity on is exactly what the records were. Blaming the clubs poor governance was the plan hatched by the AFL even before we were tipped off & self reported so of course it was absolutely in the AFL’s interest to keep what records we did have because ANYTHING, that didn’t support rogue operators, marginalised Dr, Evans & board completely unaware & Hird as the architect could have brought the whole narrative down.
Again, we don’t know what the club did have but we do know the AFL were never about transparency in the process so I’ll continue to lean more towards the AFL kept anything & everything they thought was in their best interest to do so.