Knights support widespread investigation
Thursday 7 February 2013 4:01 PM
On Thursday the Australian Crime Commission released the findings of a 12-month investigation into the integrity of Australian sport; saying it had found evidence of drug use in sport in Australia, but failed to identify specific sports, teams or numbers in relation to its findings.
The Newcastle Knights, under the ownership of the Hunter Sports Group, support the ongoing and widespread investigation.
“We support any investigation and if requested, we will cooperate in every way possible because it is imperative that the credibility of our game is upheld," CEO Matt Gidley said.
"We understand all Clubs will be audited and as a Club we have absolutely nothing to hide.
"We have every confidence in our coaching and playing staff.”
The National Rugby League joined all major sports, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the Australian Crime Commission, and the Federal Government in supporting a far-reaching investigation into doping and integrity issues in sport.
The National Rugby League also appointed former Federal Court Judge, The Hon. Tony Whitlam QC to assist in the investigation process and to establish a permanent NRL Integrity Unit.