I see Matt Stevens named on Lions squad. He was selected in 2005, but his career hit the buffers when he got a 2 year ban for cocaine use. Some credit must be due for making it back to that level again.
I can fully understand the need for a ban on performance enhancing drugs. But using drugs like cocaine in a recreational setting, should it really merit a penalty like a 2 year ban? Yes, it's a crime, but if he had been drinking and driving it would be nothing like that.
Is there a need to ban players for recreational drug use? Is it possible to separate recreational from performance enhancing? Is it all about being on message and is it just a piece of PR nonsense?