Howman! How this man can be considered for an INTEGRITY panel is astounding. We should all be outraged.
Trawling through old articles and found this from October 2015:
I know there is a pack to kiss McLachlan’s ■■■■ and say how high when he says jump, but I was unaware that you had all decided to treat WADA and David Howman like a Koala.
You guys know more about defamation than I, but if Howman hasn’t defamed Hird, Thompson and Corcoran with the following comments in the Herald Sun today, I’ll start buying Fairfax papers and watching the ABC:
‘ESSENDON support staff are the ones who should be wearing the blame for the club’s supplements scandal, not the 34 past and present players who are set to face the Court of Arbitration for Sport next month,’ World Anti-Doping Agency boss David Howman says.
Howman, speaking to The Australian, couldn’t directly reference the Essendon case, but likened the support staff to “the team doctors on the Tour (de France)”.
“(The bad guys) are the ones advising or cajoling athletes to break the laws,” Howman said.
“I don’t know who they are in that whole scenario, except it looks pretty obvious that they are members of the support staff.
“I don’t want to name them because I don’t know sufficient detail but it is a bit like the team doctors on the Tour (de France) who were pushing the stuff to the teams in such a way that they were the responsible guys, and the guys on the teams were being told ‘you have got to take it to stay on the team’.”’
The Essendon support staff did not cajole the players to break the law.
No Essendon player was told to take (a substance, banned or permitted) to stay on the team.
As we speak, no Essendon player has been found guilty of taking a banned substance
No Essendon support staff person has been found guilty of administering a banned substance to the players.
Andrew Demetriou conditioned the public to expect a guilty finding by regularly inferring the players were guilty during the investigation. Howman is doing the same thing, as did his former president John Fahey.
Howman said “I don’t know sufficient detail, which begs the questions, Why did he defame the support staff and why did he appeal the tribunal decision, particularly as I had explained to him how the AFL / ASADA had been corrupted and therefore no one could rely on the veracity of the evidence collected by ASADA and which was passed onto him.
Surely one of you has the balls to take on Howman!