TJD-AD 2020-057 Appeal Decision - Football
January 15, 2020
In June 2019 the Brazilian Doping Control Authority (ABCD) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the football player after her sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Isometheptene.
After notification no provisional suspension was ordered. In this matter ABCD regarded that the widely used pain killer Neosaldine was used. This product contained Isometheptene, yet it did not mention this substance on the label. The Athlete filed a statement in her defence and she was heard for the Brazilian Sports Justice Anti-Doping Tribunal (TJD-AD).
The Rapporteur finds that the presence of a prohibited substance has been established in the Athlete's sample and accordingly that she committed an anti-doping rule violation.
The Rapporteur accepts that the violation was not intentional and the result of the use of a pain killer Neosaldine wheras the Athlete only later during the proceedings provided an explanation on how the substance had entered her system.
In view of previous cases, involving Isometheptene and Neosaldina, the Rapporteur considers that reduced sanctions were imposed due to No Significant Faul or Negligence.
Therefore the TJD-AD decides on 18 October 2019 by majority to impose a 12 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the decision.