The AFL charged GWS last month with ‘Conduct Unbecoming or prejudicial to the interests of the AFL’, in relation to the Whitfield case.
The Giants have opted to contest the charges, with a committee consisting of Commission chairman Mike Fitzpatrick and commissioners Jason Ball and Paul Bassatt set to hear the case in just over a week.
While a sanction has not yet been determined, it is believed a loss of 2017 draft picks is on the cards.
However, that will be come clearer following the hearing on December 22.
Whitfield has been suspended from AFL football for six months, while Graeme Allan and Craig Lambert were both given 12 month bans after the 22-year-old was accused of hiding at former Giants’ official Lambert’s house in order to avoid drug testers last season, with the help of former GWS football chief, Allan.