Stephen Dank charged with multiple offences by NT Police

Australia World

Posted December 03, 2019 19:51:06

Disgraced sports scientist Stephen Dank has been charged with several offences by Northern Territory Police.

Key points:

  • Stephen Dank has been summoned to appear at the Darwin Local Court on December 18
  • Mr Dank was at the centre of the Essendon Football Club’s infamous supplements program
  • Mr Dank was banned from working in the AFL for life in 2015

The 56-year-old has been charged with fraud, causing serious harm and recklessly endangering serious harm.

He has been summoned to appear at the Darwin Local Court on Wednesday, December 18.

Once considered a leading sports scientist, Mr Dank was the man at the centre of the Essendon Football Club’s infamous supplements program which resulted in doping bans for 34 Essendon players in 2016.

The Essendon players, who were involved in an injection program led by Mr Dank at the club, were banned from AFL competition for 12 months.

Dank was also involved in the supplements regime at NRL club Cronulla Sharks, which resulted in 12-month suspensions for a dozen players.

The AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal handed Mr Dank a lifetime ban from working in the AFL in 2015, and he was handed a lifetime ban from all sports which have accepted the World Anti-Doping Code for his role in the 2012 supplements program at Essendon.

Topics: fraud-and-corporate-crime, crime, law-crime-and-justice, sport, darwin-0800, nt

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