Recently 11 Collingwood player's have been outed for testing positive to illicit drugs in the offseason. Last year x Essendon players were given a 12mth suspension for taking banned performance enhancing substances. I am hoping some knowledgeable folk may help me to make sense of this: Performance enhancing substances - were the ones in question with Essendon illegal? Or were they just on the banned list but legal to purchase in Australia? Illicit drugs are illegal - a criminal offence? No action taken. Is anyone else puzzled by this?