Whitfield was accused of hiding at former Giants’ official Craig Lambert’s house in order to avoid drug testers last season, with the help of former GWS football chief, Graeme Allan.
The 22-year-old was suspended for six months, while Allan and Lambert both received 12 month bans.
The AFL has today announced that the club has also been sanctioned over the incident.
The loss of 1000 draft points equates to roughly pick No.15.
See the AFL’s full statement below:
The AFL has today released the following statement in regards to the GWS Giants. pic.twitter.com/pCSzXfot0t
— AFL House (@AFL_House) December 22, 2016