Titans player banned for two years by doping tribunal

In what proves that the NRL is cracking down on the illicit use of drugs in their game, young Titans player Ryan Foggo has been banned from the game for 2 years.

Foggo, who is an under 20’s player for the Titans tested positive to for the stimulant dimethylpentylamine (methylhexanemine).

It was on September 10 at an ASADA test that Foggo was caught out, and he has subsequently been banned provisionally since the 10th of October this year.

The matter was heard on the 15th November by Sir Laurence Street, Dr Geoff Steinweg and Mr Sean Garlick, all of whom are a part of the Anti-Doping Tribunal.

David Gallop, the NRL’s Chief Executive has sent out a stern warning and advised all athletes to be careful when taking supplements and vitamins in training and for medicinal purposes.

“Every NRL Club has an Anti-Doping Officer and a Doctor and it is vital that players properly consult to ensure that they know exactly what they may be taking” Gallop said.

“The cost of making a mistake in this area is a high one for any athlete but the need to retain strong drug policies and strong testing regimes is also fundamental to every sport.”

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