Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan is determined to “tell (his) truth” despite mediation no longer being on the table in the AFL’s investigation into Hawthorn’s racism saga.
Fagan has categorically denied all historic allegations of mistreatment of First Nations players during his time at Hawthorn after being named alongside Alastair Clarkson and former Hawks staffer Jason Burt in an explosive report last September.
While Fagan won’t be involved in a mediation session, he still plans on speaking publicly regarding the allegations against him.
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“There are a lot of stories – I don’t know what ones are true and what ones aren’t,” he said.
“I’m just waiting for the official word from the people who are on the inside and involved, and I don’t have really any update from where we were last week or the week before that.
“I’m still very willing to go and tell my truth when the opportunity arises, which it still hasn’t.”
Clarkson has already stood down from his role as North Melbourne’s senior coach due to the stress of the investigation, and Hawthorn CEO Justin Reeves quit earlier this week with the club under fire.
”This investigation has taken its toll on a lot of people, and that’s not good to see,” Fagan said.
“It’ll be good to reach some conclusion with it sometime in the very near future.
“That will be ideal, but I wish him (Reeves) well and hope that he makes a full recovery.”
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