The Northern Territory news Mon 22 Jun 2015
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. . . . + Snline: ntnews.com.au/sport I email@example.com I Sportfax: (08) 89416117 + Time to get State of Origin back on the AFLagenda -Pagels MON HOME DELIVERY (08) 8944 9900 111 1111111 11 1111111Jl1111 11111111111 11111 u 11l l l llllll lll l lllllll l lll l l l l llllllllll llllll l llllllll Collingwood are keen to give Keeffe, Thomas a MARK ROBINSON AND l;SCHAEL WARNER EXILED Collingwood pair Josh Thomas and Lachie Keeffe could be thrown a lifeline by the club even if slapped with two-year bans for doping. The NT News can reveal the Magpies are seriously considering keeping Keeffe and Thomas on the list next season wfille serving suspensions for the use of the performance enhancing drug, clenbuterol. But the players have also been warned by club bosses in recent weeks that their AFL careers could be over. An AFL anti-doping tribunal will convene in the coming weeks to hear the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority case against them. It is almost certain they will be handed maximum two-year bans, regardless of their defence. Clenbuterol, a banned muscle-boosting drug, is known as a cutting agent for illicit drugs like ecstasy and cocaine. One option would see Keeffe and Thomas delisted and re-drafted by Collingwood as rookies in November, enabling the club to fill two spots on the primary list next year. Back-dated suspensions would allow the duo to return in time for the 2017 pre-season competition. The scenarios were presented to Keeffe and Thomas at a meeting at the Toorak home of Collingwood president Eddie McGuire three weeks ago. McGuire did not guarantee that pair would remain at the club, but told them there was some hope. Player agent Tim Hazell, who manages both Keeffe and Thomas, said the McGuire meeting was "really open and really honest". "They felt better having spoken to Eddie," Hazell said. "It was a more of a care-factor meeting than strategies because the meeting wasn't set up for that. CONTINUED PAGE 18 I 11 ~iii]:!~ :i iDll] :I Ll~i ii!} i'I ! Ii illi 1 I~ ~11 ]Ii] J!VJ -r. News ) suy rH1s PAPER ANo You Ii ~ PI ~ TO WIN INSTANTLY RING I ' . J I ~ 'J I I 1900 966 372 COULD WIN THE ACKPOT. ANDKEYINYOURLUCKYNUMBER !'1YSTERY NUMBER MoneyjackpotseachdayMondaytofridayby$10 ~ Conditions:Page 2 MYSTERY NUMBER NTNEOlZOlMA - Vl
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