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Dank Found Guilty Of Administering Peptides

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  1. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Stephen Dank: Sports scientist gave dangerous peptides to cancer sufferer, NRL player Jon Mannah
    March 15, 2016 12:00am
    Amy DaleChief Court ReporterThe Daily Telegraph


    SPORTS scientist Stephen Dank showed “reckless indifference” to the life of NRL player Jon Mannah by providing him with dangerous peptides that may have accelerated his death from cancer, a jury found yesterday.@:(



    In the NSW Supreme Court, a jury of three men and one woman found defamatory meanings alleged by Mr Dank in an article published by The Daily Telegraph in April, 2013, concerning Mr Mannah’s death from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma could be defended on the basis of truth.

    Mr Dank sued Nationwide News, the publisher of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, for defamation on the basis of three articles published about the supplements and peptides he administered while working for the Cronulla Sharks between March and May, 2011.

    Mr Mannah died in January 2013 after suffering a relapse of his cancer.

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    NRL player John Mannah.
    Mr Dank alleged a story published three months after Mr Mannah’s death by Telegraph journalists Rebecca Wilson, Josh Massoud and James Hooper conveyed that “by administering peptides to Jon Mannah, (Dank) accelerated Mannah’s death from cancer”,

    The jury agreed the story suggested this, but then indicated that the claim “was substantially true”.

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    They returned the same verdict of truth to the imputation that “(Mr Dank) acted with reckless indifference to Mannah’s life by administrating dangerous peptides to Mannah while he was in the remissions stage of cancer”.

    And they also found the imputation that “(Mr Dank) administered dangerous and cancer causing supplements to Jon Mannah and other football players, thereby exposing them to risk” was also true.


    Giving evidence at the hearing last month, Mr Dank denied that he had given peptides to Mr Mannah.

    He said Mr Mannah had told him he would not participate in the program for health reasons:.

    “I never applied any of the two peptides to Jon during my time at Cronulla,” he said.

    Another article, published in The Sunday Telegraph, was found by the jury to not convey the imputations that had been alleged by Mr Dank.

    The jury is deliberating on an issue related to another article and will continue their considerations this morning after being given directions yesterday by Justice Lucy McCallum.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...98d1c4e5290ffabf42c200820#load-story-comments
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Does anyone else find it ironic that "Dank" is a term used by stoners and drug culture?
     
  3. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I find it horrifying that a non medical person, is allowed to inject others with an Organization's blessing :eek:

    So sad for the Mannah Family, to have to deal with the possibility of a 'wrongfull death' :(
     
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      • SeaEagleRock8

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        Nice pickup Dan. I hadn't heard that but I guess you are up with the scene over there in stonerville Amsterdam
         
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        • Dan

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          It's more a US term but still
           
        • SeaEagleRock8

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          Its not bad even on its literal meaning, unpleasantly damp and cold, clammy, wet. Rather unappealing all round. May as well have been called Mr Sleaze.
           
        • Chip and Chase

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          If he testifies that he didn't administer any peptides to Mannah than how can the story be "substantially true" ?? So the jury decided Dank was lying ?
           
        • MadMarcus

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          Couldn't be that the DT is putting a certain spin on the story, almost as if they have a vested interest.... Yeah nah...
           
        • Rex

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          Who here now continues to support a non-medical person deciding what experimental and untested drugs should be pumped into a player - and then injecting them? Anyone? And who here continues to allege that ASADAs actions to stop this practice were a mere political ploy to help a Govt in trouble?

          There was huge moral outrage here when there was an implication that Dank's activities may have contributed to Mannah's death. Well, now the Supreme Court has supported that implication. Will there now be equal outrage against the Supreme Court?

          Waiting ...
           
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