Brownlow medallist slams Rioli’s ‘stupid’ decision – Fox Sports


Brownlow Medallist Jimmy Bartel is puzzled at Willie Rioli’s reported tampering with his urine sample.

Rioli is facing a maximum four-year ban after an “adverse analytical finding”, with theHerald Sunreporting Rioli had attempted to manipulate his sample — with possibly an energy drink — and was caught in the act.

Bartel, a three-time premiership player with Geelong, suggested it was a “stupid” decision that Rioli wouldn’t be able to hide from.

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“I don’t even know why he even attempted it, it’s the most invasive thing you’ll do,” he said onMacquarie Sports Radio.

“It’s the most invasive thing you’ll do in sport, it is pants around your ankles and if you’ve got a T-shirt on, you’ve got to tuck it under your chin or take it off.

“You are nude and they’re looking at you front on taking a urine test.

“To think you can get away with it is stupid because as soon as you would have done that, the tester would’ve said ‘what have you done’.

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Willie Rioli won’t play again this year. Photo: Richard Wainwright/AAP Image.
Willie Rioli won’t play again this year. Photo: Richard Wainwright/AAP Image.Source:Getty Images

“He hasn’t tested positive, he’s been found trying to alter the test.

“We’ve got to deal with the facts, he’s been done for trying to dodge a test.”

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