Adelaide’s Ben Hart suspended over training fiasco

Adelaide Crows assistant coach Ben Hart has worn the brunt of the AFL’s sanctions for last week’s training blunder, with the league suspending him for six weeks.

The 16 players involved in the Barossa Valley training run have all been given suspended one match sanctions, meaning they’ll be available to play in round two when games resume.

Hart won’t be allowed back at the club until June 22.

“We all have a very clear responsibility to ensure we do everything we can to stop the spread of the virus. The protocols are clear and the actions in this matter, whilst not pre-planned, are a breach of them,” AFL legal counsel Andrew Dillon said in a statement.

“We take this matter extremely seriously. We will not compromise the health and well-being of the community, and remind everyone in the industry – players, coaches, officials and staff – that they have a responsibility to adhere to the rules for the safety of everyone in the community.”

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