Ex-Shark threatens to sue club over drugs
FORMER Cronulla winger Isaac Gordon threatened yesterday to sue the Sharks, believing he could have died as a result of the side-effects of the allegedly performance-enhancing substance he was given at the club.
Gordon told Sydney media he wanted those responsible for implementing the peptides program to be held to account.
He was at the Sharks in 2011 when sports scientist Stephen Dank ran a supplements program.
The 26-year-old said he believed he had suffered a blood-thinning disorder that left him with severe bruising from his ankle to groin on one leg and led to him having tests for cancer.
In further news at the embattled club, trainer Mark Noakes denied reports that he knew his players were given banned peptides GHRP-6 and CJC-1295 as part of Cronulla's 2011 supplement program.
Noakes reportedly provided a written statement to the club's independent investigation earlier this year, saying players were given peptides without the knowledge of former club doctor David Givney.
Yesterday's news came the day after interim chief executive Bruno Cullen resigned.
He walked out after the club reversed its decision to sack four staffers as a result of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation into the Shark's supplements program.