28 Sep 2013

Suspended NRL player claims other clubs using peptides

5:59 am on 28 September 2013

The suspended Canberra winger Sandor Earl is in no doubt other NRL players were injected with a banned peptide by controversial sport scientist Stephen Dank.

Earl was last month issued an infraction notice, having admitted to the use and trafficking of CJC-1295, a substance that triggers the release of growth hormone.

He broke his silence in a wide-ranging interview with the Nine Network, saying Dank told him explicitly that he had used CJC-1295 with players at a number of other clubs.

Earl, who's facing a four-year suspension, says he doesn't know of specific players using the drug but is adamant it had occurred.

He says he asked Dank "more than once" whether the peptides were banned under Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's prohibited list.