Essendon Chairman David Evans Denies Resignation Reports Following Drug Scandal

July 26, 2013

Essendon chairman David Evans has denied reports he will resign following revelations about their supplements crisis.

There had been media speculation about Evans’ future following another major development in the Bombers’ supplements crisis.

It has emerged AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou made a phone call to Evans the night before the Bombers went public in February about the supplements issue.

Demetriou has acknowledged speaking to Bombers president David Evans on February 4, but says he did not tip off Essendon as he did not know which club was under investigation.

Essendon are under Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and AFL investigation, with the league hopeful that ASADA will report their findings next month.

“I want to make this really clear – tonight was a regular and scheduled monthly board meeting,’ Evans said outside Essendon’s Windy Hill headquarters.

“In relation to media reports late this afternoon, I am not standing down as chairman.

“The board did not ask me to explain my version of events.

“This was a routine board meeting.

“If you don’t mind, I’m going to go off to dinner and it’s not a farewell dinner.”