TJD-AD 2019-026 Appeal Decision - Football
September 26, 2019
In June 2017 the Brazilian Doping Control Authority (ABCD) has reported anti-doping rule violations against the football player after his A and B samples - collected on two separate occasions in March 2017 - tested positive for the prohibited substances Furosemide and Sibutramine.
After notification no provisional suspension was ordered while the Athlete filed a statement in his defence. The Athlete asserted that the source was a contaminated supplement that he had received from a friend. Yet, analysis of his supplements revealed no prohibited substances.
The TJD-AD Panel finds that the presence of the prohibited substances has been established in the Athlete's samples and accordingly that he committed an anti-doping rule violation.
The Panel considers that the Athlete failed to demonstrate that the violation was not intentional, nor how the substances had entered his system. He mentioned his medication on the Doping Control Form. By contrast he failed to mention any product that could contain the prohibited substances.
Finally the Panel regards that there had been delays in the proceedings not attributed to the Athlete.
Therefore the TJD-AD Panel decides on 26 September 2018 to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the sample collection, i.e. on 12 March 2017.