Samir Nasri Could Be Set For A Very, Very Long Ban
Last week, Samir Nasri had his Twitter account hacked, allegedly by his ex-girlfriend who wanted to expose a fling the Frenchman had supposedly had with a nurse from a practice called Drip Doctors.
What the on loan Sevilla midfielder didn't also realise was that the IV drip treatment wouldn't only cost him his relationship with Anara Atanes but also potentially a substantial chunk of his career.
Nasri is now under investigation by the Spanish anti-doping agency for his trip to the Los Angeles based clinic, last month.
Samir Nasri has a very clear message for all those asking about his experience with Drip Doctors. pic.twitter.com/AafMsoG18F- TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) December 28, 2016
The Frenchman was administered with an Immunity IV drip, despite the fact that intravenous therapy is banned by WADA unless administered in quantities of no more than 50 millilitres per six-hour period or if an athlete has obtained a certificate of dispensation on medical grounds.
If found guilty of doping, Nasri could be banned from football for four years. In the meantime, the Manchester City man is still free to play for Sevilla, who have announced that they were completely unaware the midfielder was receiving the treatment.
Samir Nasri may face a four-year ban from football if found guilty of breaking World Anti-Doping Agency rules. [Daily Mail + Independent] pic.twitter.com/tSmIFsl8as- City Watch (@City_Watch) January 5, 2017
WADA spokesman Ben Nichols said: "A violation of Article 2.2 of the code could result in a sanction of up to four years.
"However, this will depend upon factors such as whether or not the use was intentional and if unintentional, the sanction could be subject to further reductions on the basis of no significant fault or negligence."
While the intravenous treatment itself may not contain any performance enhancing substances, the method could be used to mask other forms of doping.
(H/T Daily Mail)
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