Former rugby league star Anthony Mundine has weighed into the drugs in sport crisis, claiming use among players was rife and that some clubs helped their stars avoid drug testers.
Mundine, who played for the Dragons from 1993 to 2000, but spent one year at Brisbane in 1997, said social drugs were a common problem during his playing days.
“It’s been there for years. I know in my time I’ve been offered drugs on the party scene and social scene,” Mundine told Fox Sports News.
“I don’t want to name names but a lot stars at that time were involved.”
Mundine suggested that many of the offenders were players who the public believed had clean reputations.
He also claimed some clubs helped players dodge potentially positive drug tests by tipping them off about the impending arrival of testers.