Posted: 25 October, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Giants Release Statement Regarding Lachie Whitfield

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The Giants have publicly spoken out regarding the situation around Lachie Whitfield.

It is believed ASADA has the former number 1 draft pick in their sights following allegations he avoided a drug test.

Here is the official statement from the club:

The GIANTS are awaiting details of the AFL Integrity Department’s findings in relation to their forensic investigation regarding a current listed GIANTS player and two former staff members of the Club.

The GIANTS reiterate that mid-way through last year the Club received an allegation from a member of the public that warranted investigation.

As soon as the GIANTS' CEO was made aware of the allegation the AFL and the GIANTS' Board were immediately notified. The Club's Integrity Committee also immediately commissioned an independent investigation by a Senior Counsel based on the then available evidence.

The Club takes all integrity matters extremely seriously and will continue to cooperate fully with the AFL as it has done  from the outset.

Until the Club receives the AFL’s findings it is not in a position to comment further.

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