Post by dechucka
One thing : did he own up to taking this "masking agent" *bfore* he tested
positive and before the QRU conducted this "secret" testing?
YES , he did that!!!!!.
That is the whole point of my defence of Tune. HE DECLARED HIS USE OF
PROBENECID ON HIS PLAYER DECLERATION FORM TO THE ADTA, he was not tested by
the ADTA. It was his declaration on the Form that led the ADTA to inform the
QRU that he had taken Probenecid.
Question if he was taking PROBENECID for non medical reasons why did he have
a medical specialist saying it was prescribed and why did he declare it?
That's the cover story. But what is proven beyond doubt is the
dishonesty that Tune, the QRU and the ARU all colluded to act with.
Drug cheats and their associates are all dishonest by their very
nature, Tune is no exception.
Anti doping law required that the ARU inform the IRB. Instead they
chose dishonesty. "Why" an intelligent person might ask while the
sycophant simply laps up the whitewash handed to them.
The report of this supposed 'form' Tune filled out only arouse
eighteen months later.
You'd have to be pretty stupid to look at all the proven
inconsistencies in Tune's story to think anything other than he's a
steroid abuses that got caught, and covered up in-house until a
reporter got a hold of the scoop.
But then in Australia these sorts of attitudes prevail;
(Editorials from Australian newspapers) ;
* The 'Australian';
"Australian athletes appear mostly indifferent to drug protocol and
the nation has no sense of justice when it comes to other
international athletes who are found to be in breach of drug rules."
"Speak with an accent and you are automatically up to your biceps in
syringes. Australians, however, are innocent victims."
* The 'Herald Sun'
"IF THE secret drug testing and cover-ups of the Ben Tune scandal
happened anywhere else in the world, Australian sports fans would
snigger with derision.
Like other countless cries of innocence from drug cheats, Tune's
excuse would be dismissed as codswallop.
The Queensland and Australian rugby unions expect the public - and
rival rugby teams - to believe their version of events: that Tune was
administered probenecid as part of a treatment for an infected knee."