Carlton stars declare: We're clean

CARLTON stars Marc Murphy and Andrew Walker have no doubt the Blues have nothing to be concerned about as the drugs in sport issue intensifies.

As the investigation into the Essendon drug scandal continued to dominate sporting headlines, Carlton arrived in Bendigo yesterday for its two-day community camp.

Walker believes any AFL player would be “stupid” to consider violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

Walker said the Blues have strict guidelines in regards to what substances are taken by their players to aid recovery.

“You make such an effort to play AFL football and you’d be stupid to try and take anything outside the boundaries,” Walker said.

“We’ve got strict guidelines... we’ve got a dietician in place and a whole sport science group. We know what we’re taking and it’s all there put in front of us.”

Murphy said he was shocked by the Essendon investigation, but was certain the supplements Carlton players take are within the AFL’s guidelines.

“Obviously, I was a little bit shocked. There’s all innuendo and stories going around of what’s actually occurred,” Murphy said. 

“All I can comment on is what I know happens at our club. We only take protein supplements that get checked-off by the doc and obviously, the WADA code. It all goes through the right channels for what blokes take at our club.”

Fellow Blues’ star Bryce Gibbs described the past three days following the Essendon revelations as “interesting”.

“I haven’t taken too much notice, but it’s going to be interesting to see how the next couple of weeks pan out, that’s for sure,” Gibbs said.

Andrew Walker and team-mates in the Bendigo Civic Gardens on day one of the community camp.

Andrew Walker and team-mates in the Bendigo Civic Gardens on day one of the community camp.

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