Essendon and one other AFL club named

Updated at 6:09 pm on 10 February 2013

Multiple players from Essendon and one player from another AFL club are being investigated for the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

AFL deputy chief executive Gillon McLachlan said the investigations into the potential breaches would likely take months rather than weeks, meaning any sanctions would not be in place before the season begins on March 22.

The Australian Crime Commission report only identified two specific cases where illegal performance enhancing drugs may have been used in the AFL.

McLachlan confirmed the club being investigated for potential multiple breaches was Essendon - who went to the AFL with concerns over supplement use before the ACC handed down their report on Thursday.

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