A nightclub visit that breached player guidelines, with subsequent heavy fines, is just a symptom of much deeper problems that require a massive overhaul of the club on the field and off, AFL experts have said.
On Monday, the Eagles announced that Jackson Nelson, Josh Rotham, Jake Waterman, Hugh Dixon, Patrick Naish, Campbell Chesser and Rhett Bazzo had been fined $5000 ($2500 of which was suspended) for going against club directives to avoid Covid high-risk environments like nightclubs.
The AFL cellar dwellers have been ravaged by Covid-related absences that have seen the club use an extraordinary 43 different players in just eight games this season.
Jackson Nelson and Josh Rotham were the first to players to be identified after this image circulated on social media. The other…
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