Little said part of his role over the time of the supplements saga was to talk to the families of the players.
“These young men probably didn’t have the knowledge or the courage to sit down with their mother and father and girlfriend or whoever else and try to explain they hadn’t done what they were accused of doing.”
“I don’t think anyone should be treated as being guilty until they have been found to be guilty.
“You mentioned James (Hird) in particular – who is close personal friend. (He) was being treated as a guilty person in this process and they weren’t and they never were in my estimation.”