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Ben Darcy on Phuket: the Aussie is at the centre of a sporting scandal

Phuket Search for Aussie Bodybuilder as Scandals Shadow Two Football Codes

Thursday, September 26, 2013
PHUKET: A search is going on across Phuket for a young Australian linked to scandals that have cast the shadow of hormone-boosting across two codes of football in Australia.

Once a would-be professional rugby league player, 24-year-old Ben Darcy has journalists racing to reveal his side of an epic saga that has already damaged reputations.

It's possible that Sandor Earl, a winger with the Sydney Roosters rugby league team, could be on Phuket with Dacy.

Earl, a schoolmate of Darcy's, prerecorded at the weekend a television interview due to screen tonight before reportedly fleeing Australia, presumably for Phuket.

Earl, who is facing a four year ban after admitting to trafficking and use of banned peptides, is expected to reveal details on this evening's 'Footy Show.'

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The Sydney Roosters are due to play a National Rugby League preliminary final against the Newcastle Knights on Saturday with the scandal bursting around the club, and with the winner going on to the Grand Final next week.

Another code of football, Australian Rules, is yet to shake off the taint of allegations involving supplement-taking that led to the chief coach being stood aside and senior managers quitting one leading football club, Essendon.

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, which has the power to indict players and clubs, has taken a keen interest in revealing developments in both codes.

Attention has swung to Darcy and Phuket after he was mentioned in text messages connecting him to Earl and other NRL players.

Darcy at one time worked for a company formulating a raw food diet for the Roosters team. Sean Carolan, owner of the company involved, Nubodi, organised some preliminary blood tests.

The tests, which are said to reveal elevated levels of human growth hormone (hGH), were provided to ASADA earlier this year - after they were intercepted from a mobile telephone belonging to an unnamed organised crime figure.

The Australian media is reporting that Darcy and Earl met in Thailand - probably on Phuket - just days after Earl made an earlier confession to ASADA on August 28.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, Earl says he was naive to trust controversial sport scientist Stephen Dank who introduced him to the coaching staff of Essendon, including coach James Hird.

Earl has admitted to the use and trafficking of CJC-1295, a banned substance that triggers the release of growth hormone.

In an interview with the Nine Network to be aired tonight, Earl says Dank took him for injections and introduced him to Essendon coaching staff.


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While he is hardly considered a threat to Thailand in comparison to the other recently arrested American drug dealing fugitive, authorities will most likely turn a blind eye to this one.
He can feel safe in pumping his pecs in Phuket, while at the same time playing host to his fellow footy mates in dire need of a peptide during the off season, as one would imagine.

Posted by Man of Steel on September 27, 2013 11:10

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