The same operation as with Dean Robinson, ASADA reached an “understanding with the AFL.”
Essendon was “the chosen one” for the fall from grace. Players and staff. The club paid a financial price yes but; the club is an entity under the auspices of the AFL. The Executives in Management at the EFC were actually rewarded for failing and then, succeeded elsewhere. It was only while working at the EFC they went off the rails. Really? I find that fascinating, was that the job they were employed to do? The payment of fines for the EFC was not shameful or personal for the club. Unlike the Coach, his assistant coaches, the fitness staff and the players.
Who was in charge of the shredding machine? No one knows?
Dank and Hird became the bad guys and Robinson, totally escaped sanction. Jobe became the other target for the players, in the same way Hird had for the EFC. The AFL came out of the saga smelling like roses but the stench remains.
Its not over.