In view of public interest and to safeguard the leagues reputation, the AFL announced that charges pressed against Essendon Football Club, James Hird, Mark Thompson, Bruce Reid and Danny Corocan, are to be made public sometime this month.
"I would hope we would try to get it resolved, for the sake of the game." - Andrew Demetriou
"It's our intention to get the charges out in the public domain so that the people understand what lays behind the charges and the particulars of the charges," Demetriou told 774 ABC radio.
"Hopefully we'll do that in the coming days, because I think that it's important and it will answer a lot of questions."
The issue is set for hearing on Aug 26 before the AFL Commission.
League CEO Andrew Demetriou remains adamant that he will not inhibit himself from taking part in the said hearing as a juror, despite controversies surrounding his fitness to act neutrally.
"I don't think [there is a conflict of interest] and that will be up to advice from lawyers,"
"I don't see any reason why I'm conflicted," he emphasised.
The controversies brought about by the exposé raised doubts as to the ability of AFL to provide games with credible results.
Demetriou is calling for the swift resolution of the case in order to allay the general public of their skepticism.
"I hope so. As we sit here, we're of the understanding that that hearing is to go ahead," He said.
"I hope it is for the game. These are serious charges. Our obligation is to protect the integrity of the game."
"I would hope we would try to get it resolved, for the sake of the game."
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