Lachie Whitfield of the Giants handballs during the round 21 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the West Coast Eagles at Spotless Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Lachie Whitfield investigated for avoiding drug test

The AFL has reportedly investigated former No.1 draft pick Lachie Whitfield for deliberately hiding from drug testers.

Fairfax reports that Whitfield avoided the tests with the help of former GWS football manager Graeme Allan and former welfare manager, Craig Lambert.

The League has completed its investigation and is considering what action it should take against the trio.

“It is understood there are incriminating text messages between Whitfield and his then girlfriend which are at the centre of the investigation,” the report says.

The report claims thatΒ Whitfield stayed at Lambert’s house in May last year instead of his own, due to the fear that he may fail an illicit drugs test. However, Whitfield claimed that he was at Lambert’s house due to the fact he was suffering from a migraine at the time.

The trio could face two to four year bans if found guilty of “deliberately evading or being complicit in seeking to evade a drug test”.

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  1. “”It is understood there are incriminating text messages between Whitfield and his then girlfriend which are at the centre of the investigation,” the report says.”

    I wonder how the AFL found out about this then haha

    • They just said on SEN (in Melb) that Lachie got through the investigation unscathed, and that it was all done and sorted a while ago (and that it occured in the off-season). Obviously facts are hard to decipher at this point, but according to the the reporter he was bringing it to our attention “because the AFL hadn’t spoken about it”, not because Lachie was guilty.

      So basically a non-story released on the eve of finals for next to no reason.

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