Will Schofield Weighs In On West Coast Drug Report
Speaking exclusively with Carmen and Fitzi, West Coast defender Will Schofield addressed not one, but two, massive elephants in the room.
The first being his sudden lack of long luscious locks.
“It was a footy trip thing,” he said, as he described how he was “sculpted” into a Friar Tuck look where he had the top part of his scalp shaved and the rest of his hair left as it was.
“We were in Darwin, out and about at a few places and I was asked - by at least five different people – how long I had been living in Darwin.”
But jokes aside, by far the biggest elephant was that of the latest scandal to rock footy, specifically West Coast.
On Tuesday, NewsCorp published details of a damning 87-page report on the illicit drug problems at the Eagles… nine years after it was written.
The report, by retired Victorian Supreme Court judge William Gillard, centred on one of West Coast’s most successful eras - from 2001 to 2007 when the Eagles made two grand finals and won a premiership.
Gillard found that “most of the players would have known by 2004 that some of the senior and better players were dabbling in illicit drugs.”
The report was never released to the AFL.
Controversially, AFL legend Kevin Bartlett suggested putting “a black line” through West Coast’s Grand Final win over Sydney.
Here’s what Schofield, who was drafted at the end of 2006, had to say…