How to spot the signs of a football doping scandal in Georgia
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The Georgias football federation has been accused of a cover-up by the state about a football player who allegedly tested positive for a banned substance in February.
The player, who is not identified in the allegations, has been suspended by the federation, which says he is innocent.
The player is identified as Gertrude Cottrell.
The AFL and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews have both called for the AFL to conduct a full investigation into the allegations.
The AFL said it was unaware of the allegations and was waiting for the findings of the Victorian Football Integrity Commission.
“The AFL is a team of people that have a strong track record of integrity and honesty,” the league said in a statement.
But the federation says it was already aware of the positive test and suspended him.
On the night of the alleged doping, Gertlcott was a member of the Georgians Women’s National Team.
She was also the coach of the AFL Women’s Club.
She had a role in the club’s youth development program.
In a statement on Friday, the federation said: “We take these matters very seriously.
We will not tolerate any conduct that compromises the integrity of the competition, its athletes or its fans.
We have suspended Gertcott and are taking appropriate disciplinary action against her, which we will release publicly.”
The AFL says it has asked the Victorian Premier to investigate the matter and has also launched an inquiry.
The Georgias football federation has been accused of a cover-up by the state about a football player who allegedly tested…