FORMER Donegal footballer Eamon McGee has said he was never the subject of a drugs test during his career.
McGee, an All-Ireland winner in 2012, was speaking on OTB AM this morning in the wake of yesterday’s news that Carlow footballer Ray Walker will serve a four-year ban after testing positive for a banned substance.
“The odds of anyone getting tested are low enough so if you are of that particular mindset that you want to kind of cheat the system, you would nearly take a chance on it,” McGee said.
McGee explained how Donegal’s players put their trust in the medical staff and strength and conditioning coaches.
However, the Gaoth Dobhair man recalled how he purchased creatine from a friend that wasn’t checked.
“Obviously I did ask if it was all above board,” he said.
“The protocol was that you would go to your back room team, the medical staff or the S&C lads and tell them what you’re taking, but I never bothered.
“My conscience wasn’t at me or anything and I knew the thing was OK and I trusted the man’s advice. It was just hassle and there’s no other reason…it could have been a bad batch, you know. There was a small chance then too that I could have given that to other members of the squad, they could have been unlucky then and been tested and there would have been consequences to that.”
Watch the full interview below …