Australian rules: Clubs in call for lie detector test

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To help decide whether players are dinkum or deceitful, Essendon and Collingwood have called for the use of lie detectors in disciplinary hearings when a case depends on one player's word against another's.

The AFL clubs supported the introduction of the polygraph after a hearing cleared the Essendon defender Michael Prior of racially abusing Collingwood's Robert Ahmat, an Aboriginal player.

The Essendon manager, Danny Corcoran, said he had considered giving Prior a polygraph test to prove his player's innocence while the Collingwood chief executive, John May, said his club would have been happy for Ahmat to take a lie detector test.

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