Revelations broke on Bound for Glory News that there was a club with almost double the amount of players self-admitting to using illicit drugs than Collingwood, who were recently revealed to have at least four players admit themselves in.
Coincidentally, shortly afterwards, a story that one would suggest supports these claims was released by the Herald Sun, taking things one step further and basically handing the general public some very, very handy clues.
Herald Sun journalist Mark Robinson has dropped several clues that allows the average Joe to connect the dots.
He has alluded to the fact that a highly-touted youngster, a star throughout his junior career, who once graduated from the AFL-AIS Academy, was drafted to a Melbourne-based club and then delisted at the end of the 2012 season, was under the influence of drugs at times throughout his career.
He also added in that this club was indeed not Collingwood.
Robinson also included that said player had only been in the system for a brief period of time, perhaps only for two seasons. Essentially, he has given away every clue to indicate who the player is and which club he played for. It’s not rocket science
We have already established that four Collingwood players have come forward, and as per Bound For Glory News’ article last night, that another club has recorded almost double the amount of what Collingwood has admitted to. That story was too backed up in the Herald Sun by Mark Robinson, referring to the player as “Mick” and his father “Dad” to avoid naming names.
However, make no mistake that there are several clubs tied into this and that this isn’t limited to just one club.
This is a much bigger issue that is growing by the day. This is now a serious health issue with a potentially much greater end result than a bad public wrap that the AFL may cop.
The struggles Gavin Crosisca and Ben Cousins faced have been well documented, and as for Chris Mainwaring, he’s dead.
Given the drug-fueled violence running each major city’s streets, added with the average of 600 Australians who die each year from illegal drug use, player egos, AFL players are in serious threat. These are guys that have falling into a wealth of money, and given the fact that the exact average age of those 600 people who die yearly is the exact same age as the average footballer, 25, this is not something to be brushed aside.
Taking of drugs is now common and acceptable within AFL clubs, one in particular, as initiation for a newcomer who would look to fit in with the older players, looking to feel accepted. This is a customary process which is rapidly becoming a conjoint practice.
We are talking about young men who have been subjected and submerged into a growing drug culturevand have carried on using, purely on the basis that it is considered acceptable when it is not.
It does, however, make you wonder whether these kids are already in a predisposition before they even get drafted to a club.
There was also the famous bus ride a few years ago on an end of year football trip at one club when a player stood up, bragged about drug use and went on to then ask those to raise their hand if they too had partaken in doing so on the footy trip. All but four raised their hands.
It’s become so serious that once again the media are making false flag claims to consciously divert the attention from one club to another, clubs that are still yet to be named by the AFL or other associated media outlets.
It’s disturbing that we know of at least two other teams which are very much the front runners of the circulated drug culture in the AFL. Those two teams do not include Collingwood.
It is perhaps even worse again that one of these clubs is outside of Victoria, proving that it is a more widespread issue.
The public’s perception of Collingwood has never been one that is positive, and they will continue to cop the full force of the media’s whitewash until the next club is named.
The drug culture in the AFL is frightening and it is a rolling stone that is going to eventually expose, name and shame as time progresses. It is far from over and this is merely the tip of the iceberg. Speculation will continue to mount daily until every ugly truth is out.