Double-blow for Big ‘Dell
June 8, 2006
Shame. I liked the guy. And I'm not sure cocaine should be on the banned substance list, although I conceed it's more of a stimulant than cannabinoids, which are also (stupidly) prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Code.
Via Sydney Morning Herald:
The second of Wendell Sailor's urine samples has tested positive to the banned stimulant cocaine.
After a week of conjecture that there had been a problem with the testing process, sources have confirmed to the Herald that Sailor's B sample (the second half of the original urine sample provided on Easter Sunday) has mirrored the original cocaine result.
The former Wallabies winger was originally tested after playing for the NSW Waratahs against the Brumbies on April 16 and was informed of the positive A sample on May 12, the night before a crucial game against the Hurricanes. He subsequently missed the match.
The dual international will now have to accept the laboratory findings and face an automatic two-year career-ending suspension, or he can choose to fight the positive doping charge before a drugs tribunal.
The findings have dashed hope of Sailor, a former rugby league Test player, claiming there was a mistake in testing procedures.
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