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Greater Western Sydney CEO Dave Matthews says an independent investigation vindicated Giants midfielder Lachie Whitfield and found no significant basis to support allegations he had reportedly attempted to avoid illicit drug testing. Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Authentic .The AFL has completed an investigation into the allegation, which was made by a member of the public halfway through last year.However, they have yet to release their findings and on Tuesday could not give a time frame for when that would happen.Fairfax media reported on Tuesday it understood there were incriminating text messages between 2012 No.1 draft pick Whitfield and his then girlfriend.It said the AFL was considering what action to take, if any, after completing its own investigation into whether 22-year-old Whitfield stayed at the home of former welfare manager Craig Lambert in May last year in order to avoid a drug test.Whitfield, as well as both Lambert and former football manager Graeme Allan would face the prospect of two-to-four-year bans if it were proven they conspired to evade or were complicit in seeking to evade a drug test.Both Allan and Lambert have since left the Giants - Allan was recently appointed football director at Collingwood and Lambert returned to work at the Brisbane Lions.Matthews said GWS immediately alerted the AFL in July 2015 when they became aware of the allegations and referred the issue to their integrity committee, which commissioned the independent report.Asked why the Giants hadnt taken any action against Whitfield, Matthews said because the allegations that were put forward from a member of the public that were referred to a special counsel to investigate came back and largely were proven to be allegations that there werent sufficient evidence to support.So in that regard we didnt see any reason at the time to take any action at all.In fact weve since extended Lachie Whitfields contract. Hes an important player to our club.Weve got a lot of confidence in him and the report that weve received certainly was vindication for Lachie.Matthews was comfortable with the way the Giants had handled the matter.The report that we commissioned that was independent found that there was no really significant basis to support the allegations that were put forward, Mathews said.Were very confident and very comfortable in the report that we received and the action weve taken since our club, in my view, has acted properly every step of the way.Giants coach Leon Cameron expected Whitfield would play in Saturday weeks qualifying final against Sydney, but admitted the timing of the revealed allegation wasnt great.Its obviously not ideal, but hes in the club today, hes OK, Cameron said.Hes got around his teammates and that (the AFL Investigation) will sort itself out in time.But at this stage hell be ready to go next Saturday.Its not going to affect us at all.Whitfield has had a solid season for the Giants, playing 19 out of their 22 home and away games and averaging 20 disposals a match.He missed three matches in the second half of the season after a bout of tonsillitis.Matthews wasnt sure who was responsible for bringing the allegations into the public domain but said he wasnt worried about the source. DeAndre Jordan Jersey . 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