David Myers (Australian footballer)
|Full name||David Myers|
|Date of birth||30 June 1989|
|Original team(s)||Perth (WAFL)|
|Draft||No. 6, 2007 national draft|
|Height||191 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||89 kg (196 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Myers, along with 33 other Essendon players, was found guilty of using a banned performance-enhancing substance, thymosin beta-4, as part of Essendon's sports supplements program during the 2012 season. He and his team-mates were initially found not guilty in March 2015 by the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal, but a guilty verdict was returned in January 2016 after an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency. He was suspended for two years which, with backdating, ended in November 2016; as a result, he served approximately fourteen months of his suspension and missed the entire 2016 AFL season. The suspension lead to speculation that Myers would exercise his rights as an unrestricted free agent and leave Essendon, but during the year he signed a three-year contract to remain with Essendon until the end of the 2019 season. Myers announced his retirement at the end of the 2019 season with an open letter to the fans.
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Did not play in 2016 as he was one of the seventeen still-active AFL players who missed the 2016 season as a result of the Essendon Football Club supplements saga investigation.
- "News | Footage of Myers in action on Bomber.tv | Essendon Football Club Official Website". Archived from the original on 29 November 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2007.
- Twomey, Callum (31 March 2015). "Thirty-four present and former Bombers cleared of all drug charges". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
- Travis King (12 January 2016). "Guilty: court bans the Essendon 34 for 2016". Australian Football League. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
- "David Myers statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
- "David Myers of the Essendon Bombers Career AFL Stats". Retrieved 25 September 2012.