MIR&B, can you confirm if the Robinson interview in the boardroom was before, after, or the same time as this one mentioned below:
Source: AFL Tribunal: ASADA's Ms Kerrison interview of Dean Robinson 8 August 2013:
"It is submitted that the interview of Mr Robinson with investigators supports the suggestion that a form of Thymosin other than TB4 was intended to be used at Essendon. There is some dispute about the interpretation of Mr Robinson’s evidence on this matter when interviewed on 19 March 2013. However, reliance is placed on the following passage from Mr Robinson’s interview of 8 August 2013."
"MS KERRISON: And do you remember him – I mean can you give us any more background as to why Thymosin might be used there, whether it’s Thymosin or Thymosin Beta 4?
"MR ROBINSON: In all honesty, I don’t know more than Thymosin or Thymomodulin. That’s all I know about this. I don’t know exactly what it is. I can’t give you any more. I wish I could.
"MS KERRISON: But in relation to that text message there, do you remember him actually using a term Thymosin Beta 4? Did he explain that at all in your conversation with him?
"MR ROBINSON: I’ll make this clear, because I know this has come up. I have never heard of Thymosin Beta 4.
"... There is a difference, but you can still dose the same. I’ve never heard of Beta 4 – anything like that. So I don’t know what – Thymosin or Thymomodulin, as you would see in one of my emails, it was told to me it was Thymomodulin. Now I couldn’t tell you. Is Thymosin Beta 4 Thymomodulin, or is Thymomodulin something different to Thymosin? I couldn’t tell you what the relationship is. But all I ever heard was Thymosin or Thymomodulin. ...
"Mainly because of the recovery time, how quick you can recover from shoulder surgery. Now, again, whether it’s Thymosin, Thymosin Beta 4, Thymomodulin, I don’t know what it is. I got told – the only thing I ever got told was Thymosin or Thymomodulin worked on the thymus gland and was good for your immune system. That was what I knew it for."