Stephen Dank Reportedly Declared Bankrupt

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Stephen Dank has been declared bankrupt, according to a report in The Australian.

The sports scientist at the centre of the Essendon and Cronulla doping sagas was today reportedly issued a bankruptcy order by the Federal Court after failing to turn up to a hearing.

The report says the bankruptcy proceedings were started earlier this year by the Bendigo Bank, who sought out to recover $100,000 Dank had borrowed and invested in a timber company that collapsed three years later.

Dank was found guilty of multiple counts of trafficking, possessing and attempting to administer banned substances by an AFL tribunal, and has been handed a life ban from sport as a result.

Last month news broke that Dank would attempt to overturn that life ban, in what would be a "complete re-hearing" of the case against him. 

His supplements program saw 34 Essendon players found guilty of doping, and banned for two years.