Sport AFL clubs fined for anti-doping breaches
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The AFL have fined Carlton $10,000 after the Blues failed to follow anti-doping whereabouts rules for multiple players on an end of season trip.
Carlton received the biggest fine among four clubs, with Melbourne, the Western Bulldogs and Richmond also failing to provide complete information.
The AFL fined the Demons $5000, while the Bulldogs and Tigers were fined $2500 apiece.
It's understood Melbourne's breach involved two players and there were individual whereabout problems at the other two clubs.
The whereabouts system is a key part of ASADA's anti-doping regime and in the AFL, it's the responsibility of the clubs to keep the information up to date.
It means ASADA can conduct out-of-competition tests without warning.
If an athlete is unavailable for testing, in some cases it can count as an anti-doping violation and lead to a ban.
The fines were all for breaches of whereabouts information at the AFL's end of the anti-doping administration.
"All clubs need to constantly ensure that whereabouts requirements are met at all times," said AFL general counsel Andrew Dillon.
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