The Gold Coast Bulletin

Rioli desperate to salvage AFL career


WILLIE Rioli is prepared to submit to regular drug tests to prove he can break the cycle of cannabis use in a bid to resuscitat­e his AFL career.

Rioli is awaiting a West Coast decision, with the Eagles letting the dust settle after he escaped conviction after a sniffer dog detected cannabis on him in Darwin Airport.

The Eagles football department is aware the board might take the issue out of its hands given his continued issues, which come after a two-year ASADA ban.

The AFL might also issue him with an illicit drugs strike, with the AFLPA and league to work through that issue in coming weeks.

But even before his latest drug infraction Rioli was prepared to accept a greater level of rigorous monitoring of his behaviour.

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Willie Rioli.

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