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Essendon Board Warns Hirds

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

On the day before the Bombers were to face the Kangaroos in their first match of 2014, the Essendon saga of 2013 once again exploded. Tania Hird, the wife of suspended Essendon coach James, was interviewed on an Australian television program and repeated the allegation that AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou tipped off then Essendon chairman David Evans regarding the Australian Crime Commission’s (ACC) report. She went on to say that she was listening on a speaker phone to a conversation between her husband and Evans shortly before Hird was due to be interviewed by ASADA and that she was "taking … lots of notes.” According to Tania, Evans told Hird not to tell ASADA what they were told by Demetriou to which James responded "if I'm not asked about it, I won't offer it up, but if I'm asked about it, like anything I'm asked about, I will answer it honestly and truthfully and to the best of my knowledge."

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