Doctors are not covered due to Therapeutic Use Exemptions. Also I changed my post above as Dank was charged successfully by the AFL under 11.7 and 11.8 of their Anti-doping code. The charges brought against Dank under 11.6 all failed.
11.7 Trafficking or Attempted Trafficking in any Prohibited Substance or Prohibited
11.7 is not just trafficking to players but is interpreted to include providing WADA banned substances to support staff. Dank will argue that selling supplements to support staff through his clinic is his livelihood and is not trafficking.
I think support staff are allowed to consume (but not traffic) WADA banned supplements as long as their possession of the substance is not connected to a player. Can anyone confirm this?
In Scooter’s notes - Essendon “athletes” reads like “players” but dank was not charged with trafficking substances to our players - all of these charges were thrown out by the AFL Anti-doping Tribunal.