Kane Cornes is urging the AFL to do more to protect players from illicit drugs.
The likes of Ben Cousins, Brock McLean and Jonathan Hay have in recent years opened up on their battles with drugs during their playing days.
Cornes said while the League had made progress on their illicit drugs policy, there were still playing who were “abusing” the current rules.
“While the AFL have since tightened the restrictions around the AFL’s illicit drugs policy, it’s not enough,” Cornes said on the Sunday Footy Show.
“There is no doubt there are current day players still abusing this policy that does protect the anonymity of players.
“I get the feeling that in five to 10 years’ time, they’ll be a current day player that’ll be the next Brock McLean or Jonathan Hoy, that’s going to come out and tell us that drugs ruined their life and we would have learnt absolutely nothing.
“My message to the AFL and the AFLPA, they must do more to stamp out this illicit drugs use that is clearly rampant still in the game.”
The current illicit drugs policy states players receive a $5000 fine for a first strike, are named publicly and suspended for four matches on a second strike and are handed a 12-match suspension on a third strike.