Dear Mr. Hird, Thompson, Corcoran and Reid, You know you're guilty. The AFL knows you're guilty, ASADA knows you're guilty, Australia knows you're guilty and I know you're guilty. For God's sake be men and cop it on the chin. You got caught cheating and now it's time to face to consequences. The AFL announced tonight that Hird, assistant Mark Thompson, football manager Danny Corcoran and club doctor Bruce Reid had been charged over the club's 2011-12 supplements program. The club itself is also charged with conduct likely to prejudice the reputation of the AFL. But Essendon players have been cleared of taking performance-enhancing drugs. After a day of marathon talks, AFL general counsel Andrew Dillon read a short statement at AFL House tonight, announcing charges against Hird, Thompson, Corcoran and Reid. "The club and each person are all charged with engaging in conduct that is unbecoming or likely to prejudice the interests or reputation of the Australian Football League or to bring the game of football into disrepute, contrary to rule 1.6.