NRL: Canberra standing by winger

Sandor Earl is considering legal action.  Photo / Getty Images
Sandor Earl is considering legal action. Photo / Getty Images

Canberra are standing by Sandor Earl in the face of allegations the winger was treated with peptides in 2011. He is under investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.

He was named by the Nine Network on Thursday as being probed following claims he was treated with peptides at a clinic in Cabramatta in Sydney's southwest while playing for the Panthers.

The 23-year-old is considering taking legal action after being named.

"I was shocked at the allegations raised [on Thursday] night and I absolutely deny any wrongdoing," Earl said in a statement.

"My solicitors have already begun investigating defamation procedures."

The Raiders have no intention of standing the impressive try-scorer down until he is issued with an infraction notice.

"The Canberra Raiders have always co-operated and will continue to do so with ASADA," chief executive Don Furner said in a statement.

"ASADA have been the ones carrying out the investigation and it has to run its course.

- AAP

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