Warren Tredrea says he came close to taking a banned performance-enhancing substance during his days at Port Adelaide
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Former Port Adelaide skipper Warren Tredrea says he was offered performing enhancing drugs during his playing days at the Power.
Tredrea, who spearheaded the Power's charge to their inaugural premiership in 2004, said he came close to taking the substances, which were offered by someone outside the club.
"I was offered performance enhancing drugs by someone exterior to the football club," Tredrea told the Adelaide Advertiser.
"But I went and got it tested and came back with three illegal drugs in it."
Tredrea's story comes after Essendon asked the AFL and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to investigate the possibility that their players had taken banned supplements.
Before taking the supplements - some of which were injected - Essendon players were reportedly asked to sign waivers absolving the club of responsibility.
Essendon's sports scientist at the time, Stephen Dank, left the club late last season. Strength and conditioning coach Dean Robinson has since been stood down by the club, pending the results of the investigation.