Banned Bomber still at work

The Western Bulldogs say they are comfortable with banned former Essendon player Brent Prismall working at the club, despite it contravening ASADA’s laws.

The midfielder has been the Bulldogs’ player welfare manager since the end of 2012, and the Bulldogs say they have the permission of the AFL to keep him in the role.

Under AFL section 22.1 of the AFL anti-doping code, no player declared ineligible may participate in any capacity in an AFL competition or activity.

ASADA also reportedly contacted the AFL in January to advise them that Prismall should be stood down, but the Bulldogs maintain he is free to work in the role.

“The AFL have indicated to us in writing their comfort with the arrangement,” Bulldogs president Peter Gordon told News Corp Australia.

“We are fully satisfied that the terms of engagement fit within the parameters of all relevant regulations and we are pleased that he is able to continue.”

However an AFL spokesman said discussions were still continuing with ASADA over the matter.

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