AFL general manager football operations, Adrian Anderson, has commented that Bock was reckless in his decision, which goes against AFL guidelines. However, he was confident it was an isolated incident, explaining Bock had been quick to tell officials and had cooperated with the AFL's investigations.
The news conveys a nervousness throughout Australian sport. The Australian Sports Commission, Australia's sporting governing body, has asked its sporting organizations to be aware of the danger of illegal betting on their sport. Looking wider on a world scale, Pakistani Cricket is still recovering after several national players were charged with illegal betting related charges.
As sporting bodies seek greater sponsorship from betting companies, the danger is for levels of corruption and illegal betting to creep in and tarnish sport.