UPDATE: ADELAIDE has decided to stick with CEO Steven Trigg after his six-month ban from the AFL was discussed at a board meeting.
Trigg received a $50,000 fine and a 12-month suspension suspension -- six of which are suspended for five years -- for his role in the Kurt Tippett affair involving draft tampering and salary cap breaches, AdelaideNow reports.
Trigg admitted concealing the illegal secret deals with Tippett for three years.
He will be replaced by chairman Rob Chapman for the six months of his ban.
The club will also stand by football operations manager Phil Harper, who received a two-month ban with four months suspended.
His role will be filled by list manager David Noble until he returns.
Both suspensions take effect on January 1.
The Crows board met today to discuss the next step after yesterday's marathon AFL Commission hearing and unanimously resoved to support Trigg and Harper returning to work with the club at the end of their suspensions.
"All decisions of the board are based on putting the club first and ensuring the best overall outcomes for the club.
"We are entering a crucial period for the Adelaide Football Club, with critical decisions to be made, especially surrounding our move to Adelaide Oval, and we believe Steven is the best person to lead us through this period."
On the toughest day in Adelaide's 22-year history, the AFL Commission yesterday fined Adelaide $300,000 and stripped the Crows of their first and second-round picks in next year's draft.
The bans mean Trigg is barred from any role with any club until July 1, Harper until March 1 and Tippett cannot play for his destination club - likely premier Sydney - before their Round 12 match in 2013. The officials cannot be paid by the AFL or clubs during their suspensions.Read more at AdelaideNow.