Morris Denies Allegations

Last updated : 27 February 2005 By Kevin Markey
The Sunday Mirror state that there was a plot to spike Michael Duberry's food with drugs, because the club could no longer afford his wages and so he would fail a drugs test and be sacked.

Further allegations are made about Gary Kelly.

Property tycoon Morris was the leading shareholder at Leeds before Ken Bates' takeover.

Morris said: "I feel very strongly about this. They are outrageous accusations. The claims are unsubstantiated, and the people making them are using a rogue former employee who has grievances.

"I believe people are being used as pawns by others, and we deny the accusations that are being made against us. We did a good job at that club. It wouldn't be here now if we hadn't put our necks on the line. We never looked to gain any remuneration from it.

"You now have these people who are trying to upset the supporters and the football club. This has happened to us all the way through from the day we took over on 19 March last year. Now we are out of it, and it continues to happen. We just want to know when it will stop."