30 Aug 2013

Sandor Earl admits using and trafficking banned peptides

8:59 am on 30 August 2013

The Australian anti-doping probe into the National Rugby League could be about to claim more scalps, with Canberra's Sandor Earl agreeing to assist the investigation after being charged with using and trafficking banned peptides.

Earl is the first NRL player charged in the seven-month probe by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority and he is facing a possible four years to life ban on the trafficking count.

NRL chief executive Dave Smith says Earl has agreed to continue to assist the ASADA investigation.....

Earl, who has signed to play rugby union in France next year, joined the Raiders in mid-2012 after stints with Sydney Roosters and Penrith.

Smith says he is unable to say what club Earl was playing for when the alleged offences took place.

But Canberra released a statement saying it understood the charges related to a time before he arrived at the Raiders.