Essendon's chief medical officer will go to the Victorian Supreme Court to clear his name after AFL charges against him couldn't be resolved today.
Bruce Reid, his lawyers and the AFL Commission met again today to address the charges of bringing the game into disrepute in relation to the Essendon supplements saga.
In a statement on the Essendon website, Dr Reid's legal team indicated court action was now imminent.
"Counsel for Dr Reid applied for a prompt release of the transcript of argument and the Commissioners' ruling to enable the early issue of Supreme Court proceedings, and are seeking a judicial review of the decision and the appointment of a recently retired Supreme Court judge to hear and decide the charges against Dr Reid," the statement said.
"Dr Reid is adamant that he is innocent and wishes to defend the allegations against him in a public hearing."
A bid to have the hearing take place before an independent and qualified person was rejected by the AFL.