In a shocking revelation, Daniel Kerr has angrily rejected claims from former teammate Daniel Chick that he abused an asthma drug during the Eagles’ premiership season in 2006, in order to give him an edge over opponents.
According to WA Today, Chick made the explosive claims to News Corp, just days before the Eagles take on the Hawks in the 2015 grand final.
Chick, who played 103 games for the Eagles after starting his AFL career with Hawthorn, dumped on Kerr and Ben Cousins, saying the pair used large doses of the asthma drug prednisone – which is banned under anti-doping rules.
?I was prescribed the asthma thing and I had to jump through several hoops and the amount of testing I had to do to get that clearance, [was] with a renowned lung specialist from around the world.So then every time I had to use it, I had to get doctor’s clearances,? he told WA Today.
Daniel has even claimed that cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamine were used widely at the club, as well as asthma pills, Xanax, Sudafed, Stilnox and Valium.
Chick, who played for the club from 2003 to 2007, was fined five years ago after being pleading guilty to importing a small quantity of performance and image-enhancing steroids from Thailand.Daniel Kerr has convictions for forging prescriptions and assault, reports Daily Mail UK.
According to Herald Sun, West Coast released a statement acknowledging the club ?faced some challenges with its playing group a decade ago? but says they were investigated by the club and the AFL, and the club?s medical staff are ?deeply offended? by the latest allegations.
?The club is now recognised as a leader in the area of player welfare and integrity in the country,? the statement says.
?Our current playing group and coaching staff will not be distracted as they embark on the challenge of winning the club?s fourth premiership at the MCG on Saturday.?