Sick must be protected by AFL drugs codeThe illicit drugs policy introduced by the AFL in 2005 emphasized upon confidentiality for avoiding the risk of endangering a player’s health and affected ├é┬áchances of rehabilitation but it failed to deliver its core objective after Hawthorn’s Travis Tuck was named, fined and suspended.

Tuck was not addicted to drugs but had a mental health issue and will possibly be left betrayed by a policy that was contrived and compromised from birth.

The undiluted arrogance of AFL has surely betrayed Tuck and there are calls to change the illicit drugs policy of the league on an immediate basis.