The Australian Federal Police have today confirmed that they have traced the origin of the needle fruit contamination crisis grinning the nation to the Adelaide Crows preseason camp.
Police allege that the practice of inserting needles into fruit was encouraged by controversial mind training group Collective Mind. Players were then forced to eat the fruit whilst blindfolded on a bus listening to the Richmond theme song on repeat.
The Journal understands that while most players were irreparably traumatised from the experience, a core group of players found it amusing and continued the practice once the camp finished.
The AFP made the break in the case following a tip off from Herald Sun journalist Sam McClure, who is entering witness protection to protect against any retaliatory needle stabbing.
More on this story as it develops.