This leaves ASADA in a very difficult position. They don’t have a case that’s going to stand up, yet as a bureaucracy it has to justify their wastage of taxpayer funds. So do they brazen it out and issue show cause notices and get crucified in the courts, or do they back away and hope nobody notices?
Bureaucracies just can’t help themselves. They can never admit to getting it wrong and can never admit to having wasted taxpayer dollars – so double down. Keep shaking the tree and hope you can get someone on a technicality.
So this evening ASADA issued show-cause notices. Listen to the interview with Matthew Lloyd – what I find remarkable is the implicit assumption that if lawyers get involved this will drag on for yet another season and that is somehow a “bad” thing.
The only person in this whole saga who has actually shown any backbone has been the club doctor, he went to court, and quickly was absolved of any guilt or allegation by the AFL.
So Paul Little – this is what they look like. Hire some if you can’t grow any yourself – it never pays anyone to roll over to an allegation if they think it to be untrue.
Go hard. Go nuclear. Take no prisoners.