New Zealand Rugby Player Steroid Ban
A Rugby playing hopeful has reportedly been banned participating in all competitive sport for 6 years after being caught taking substances which are banned and admitting to violation disputes the charge!
He is charged with trafficking and abusing illegal anabolic steroids in order to “…become a better player…”, four bottles of Dianabol were found at his house back in 2013. He was discharged without conviction.
He was 21 at the time of the violations in 2013, had been a member of the Johnsonville club’s premier team and played for Wellington Maori.
In an attempt reduce his ban it was recorded that he only took the drugs in thew ‘off-season’ period, however, this had no effect on the outcome of his hearing.
He has since resounded to the fact he has received a ban and admits it is “…the stupidest thing (he’s) ever done…”
He is upset to receive a ban considering he isn’t at a professional level, however, the authorities were keen to emphasize that performance enhancing drugs are not part of any sport in New Zealand which has such a formidable presence in the game.
It has been said that he advises no one to touch the drug.