LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Newcastle club doctor Neil Halpin joined Herald columnist and former coach Roy Masters by saying he too has long known former Australian captain Andrew Johns was a drug taker.
Halpin admitted to knowing of Andrew Johns’ drug use for five years.
In a stunning admission, the first from a Newcastle official since Johns claimed the club knew of his behaviour last night, Halpin said he had been helping treat the player for some time over his alcohol, drug and health issues.
Andrew Johns admitted on television last night to longstanding drug and alcohol use,” Halpin said in a statement.
“I have been aware of this since 2002.
“I have treated Andrew for many years not only for his football injuries but I have coordinated the management of his drug and alcohol abuse.”
“I have personally spent many hours with him assisting him as far as possible with this and related issues.