26 Aug 2013

Essendon coach could be banned today

6:30 am on 26 August 2013

The AFL Commission could strip the Essendon club of their premiership points and ban coach James Hird today over the club's supplements scandal.

Although Hird's Supreme Court writ against the league is still alive, there's widespread speculation that the commission will hear the Bombers charges as scheduled.

Hird and the Bombers accept they face some sort of punishment over last year's supplements program at the club, but they're determined not to be labelled as drug cheats.