TJD-AD 2018-133 Appeal Decision - Football
December 12, 2018
In April 2018 the Brazilian Doping Control Authority (ABCD) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the football player after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Cocaine.
After notification a provisional suspension was ordered and the Athlete filed a statement in his defence. The Athlete admitted the recreational use of the Cocaine and denied the intentional use of the substance.
The Rapporteur finds that the presence of the prohibited substance had been established in the Athlete's sample and accordingly that he committed an anti-doping rule violation. The Rapporteur accepts that the violation was not intentional and that it was used in a context unrelated to sport performance.
The Rapporteur deems that the Athlete acted negligently due to his lack of anti-doping education. Further the Rapporteur considers that the concentration found in his sample was consistent with the recreational use of the subtance a few day before the Doping Control.
Therefore the TJD-AD decides on 26 September 2018 to impose a 6 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 20 April 2018.