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Smith drug ban revealed

Smith drug ban revealed

WESTERN Bulldogs star Bailey Smith has been suspended for two games by the AFL for illicit substance use.

The AFL found Smith guilty of “conduct unbecoming” and also handed him a “notifiable adverse finding”, or strike, under the league’s illicit drug policy.

Video and images emerged last week of Smith with a white powder, with the 21-year-old later apologising for “indulging in behaviours in late 2021 of which I am deeply ashamed”.

Smith admitted to illicit substance use when he was interviewed by the AFL this week.

He is already serving a two-game suspension for headbutting Geelong’s Zach Tuohy.

The AFL ban rules Smith out of games against Brisbane and Sydney, on top of the GWS and Hawthorn clashes he is already suspended for.

“The AFL confirms Western Bulldogs player Bailey Smith has been found guilty of conduct unbecoming and has been suspended for two matches,” the league said in a statement.

“His conduct also constitutes a notifiable adverse finding under the AFL’s Illicit Drugs Policy.”

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