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Workplace health and safety (WHS) regulators have been reluctant to investigate professional sports for breaches of WHS law. Using the Essendon Football Club supplements saga as its primary case study, this article explores this reluctance. It concludes that while aspects of the sporting endeavour justify a pragmatic application of WHS laws, professional sport should not be above and beyond WHS laws and regulators. The reasoning behind WHS regulators’ decisions not to investigate potential WHS breaches in professional sport should be more transparent.