Former AFL player Kane Cornes calls for players to be named on first drug test strike

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Former AFL star Kane Cornes has called for harsher consequences for players caught taking illicit drugs, accusing some of treating the current doping policy adopted by the league as "a mockery".

Cornes described the code's drug problem as "the biggest blight on the game" after the Shane Mumford video surfaced in 2018 and called for infringing players to be named and shamed.

The former Port player believes the AFL's problems stem from its policy which gives the players too much wiggle room.

Under the new policy adopted in 2015, players who cop a second strike for illicit drug use are publicly named and handed a four match ban.

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No player has been suspended or named since the policy has been changed from three strikes to two and there are concerns that some players are using mental health provisions in the policy as an excuse to avoid being sanctioned.

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