ESSENDON says there is no factual basis to a report that ASADAis preparing to issue infraction notices against a raft of Bombers officialsand players as part of its ongoing investigation into the club's 2011-12supplements program. 

News Limited reported on Thursday that ASADA was preparingto issue "a slew" of infraction notices to Essendon individuals, withat least seven AFL players and officials set to be served. 

Interim Essendon CEO Ray Gunston refuted the report later onThursday. 

"The club understands that there is no factual basis tothe story in relation to the issuing of infraction notices at this point intime," Gunston said. 

An ASADA spokesman told it was aware of the NewsLtd report but its governing legislation prevented it from commenting oninvestigations. 

Essendon was last month hit with the heaviest set ofpenalties in League history for failing to adequately govern its supplementsprogram from 2011-12. 

The AFL threw the Bombers out of this year's finals series,handed them a $2 million fine and banned them from the first two rounds of the 2013and 2014 national drafts. 

Coach James Hird was suspended for 12 months, football manager Danny Corcoran for four months and senior assistant coach Mark Thompson was fined $30,000 for their parts in the supplements program.

Charges against club doctor Bruce Reid were withdrawn on Wednesday.

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