UPDATE: A number of past and present Sharks players have been offered one-year suspensions - back-dated to November 1 2013 - if they admit taking banned substances.

SEVENTEEN players from Cronulla’s 2011 squad have been handed show cause notices by ASADA. So where are they now and what does it mean to them?

THE timeline of the drama which started back in February 2013 on what was described as the “blackest day in Australian sport”.

TWO clubs, two codes, two investigations with plenty of parallels. Here’s how the ASADA probe played out at Cronulla compared with Essendon.

CRONULLA captain Paul Gallen is desperate for closure on the scandal surrounding him and his club but says if he accepts a ban his reputation will be ruined.

Poll Archive

Who will win Saturday's all-important Hawthorn-Essendon clash and secure a place in the finals?
Aug 25, 2009

Who will win Saturday's all-important Hawthorn-Essendon clash and secure a place in the finals?

Hawthorn

36.2%

Essendon

56.8%

It will be a draw

7%

Total votes - 315

Who do you think will win the final Ashes Test at the Oval?
Aug 20, 2009

Who do you think will win the final Ashes Test at the Oval?

Australia

61.7%

England

13%

It will be a draw

25.2%

Total votes - 115

Do you think Barry Hall will play Australian Rules Football again?
Jul 08, 2009

Do you think Barry Hall will play Australian Rules Football again?

Yes

27.4%

No

67.8%

Unsure

4.8%

Total votes - 230

Who do you think will win the upcoming Ashes Test cricket series in the UK?
Jun 26, 2009

Who do you think will win the upcoming Ashes Test cricket series in the UK?

Australia

77.6%

England

16.4%

Draw

5.9%

Total votes - 219

Will Dean Laidley coach an AFL team in 2010?
Jun 16, 2009

Will Dean Laidley coach an AFL team in 2010?

Yes

35.2%

No

64.8%

Total votes - 105